Basking within the glory of Border-Gavaskar Trophy win, all-rounder Washington Sundar on Saturday shared an image together with his father and Test debut cap. Sundar had made his Test debut in opposition to Australia within the fourth Test at Gabba, Brisbane and consequently, he turned the 301st cricketer to play for India within the longest format. The all-rounder shared an image on Twitter, wherein he’s seen standing alongside his father. Sundar’s father was seen flaunting the “301” quantity Test cap.
Priceless Possessions. pic.twitter.com/HYh3YnaUR8
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) January 23, 2021
Sundar curiously shares his Test cap quantity with the phone space code of Maryland, a portion of the Greater Washington DC.
Sundar’s father M Sundar, a former Ranji possible, had a godfather named PD Washington, who lived simply two streets away from his residence. He was an avid follower of cricket and had developed a passion for M Sundar’s sport. Realising that he was not financially safe, the retired military officer used to purchase him uniforms, pay his faculty charges, and infrequently used to drop him to the bottom in his cycle.
In an unlucky flip of occasions, PD handed away in 1999. Shortly thereafter, Sundar’s first son was born. In reminiscence of his late godfather PD Washington, M Sundar determined to call his son after him. In his debut Test, Sundar had registered scores of 62 and 22. He additionally went on to take 4 wickets within the match, together with a three-wicket haul within the first innings.
On Tuesday, Australia’s fortress — The Gabba — was lastly breached. It took 32 years and two months, however the unthinkable was achieved as an injury-ravaged younger Indian workforce beat Australia by three wickets in opposition to all odds within the ultimate Test to take the sequence 2-1.
The final time a visiting workforce got here out triumphant from the Brisbane Cricket Ground was again in November 1988 when the mighty West Indian outfit beneath the management of Viv Richards thrashed Allan Border’s workforce by 9 wickets.
Virat Kohli had additionally returned residence after the primary Test as he alongside together with his spouse Anushka Sharma had been anticipating the beginning of their first little one. Kohli introduced that that they had been blessed with a child woman on the very day when the Indian workforce performed out of its pores and skin to attract the third Test on the Sydney Cricket Ground.
In the primary Test in opposition to Australia, India was bundled out for 36 and there have been many pundits who stated the visiting workforce will face a 4-0 drubbing. But proving each critic fallacious, the Ajinkya Rahane-led aspect registered well-known victories in Melbourne and Brisbane. The aspect additionally recorded an epic attract Sydney and at each step, the line-up overcame adversity.
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