Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group, has announced that he will be gifting Thar SUVs to six Indian players after historic Test series triumph against Australia.
Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, Washington Sundar and Shubhman Gill are the players, who will be getting the all-new Thar SUV.
“Six young men made their debuts in the recent historic series #INDvAUS (Shardul’s 1 earlier appearance was short-lived due to injury)They’ve made it possible for future generations of youth in India to dream & Explore the Impossible,” Mahindra tweeted.
“Theirs are true ‘Rise’ stories; overcoming daunting odds in the pursuit of excellence. They serve as an inspiration in all arenas of life. It gives me great personal pleasure to gift each of these debutants an All-New THAR SUV on my own account—at no expense to the company,” he wrote.
“The reason for this gift is to exhort young people to believe in themselves & ‘Take the road less travelled.’ Bravo Mohammed, Shardul, Shubhman, Natarajan,Navdeep & Washington! I now plead with @Mahindra_Auto to get them their THARS on priority,” he added.
While India were defeated in the first Test, they won the second and fourth Test to claim the series 2-1 and to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. After Virat Kohli’s departure following India’s defeat in the Adelaide Test, stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane along with senior and young players scripted a memorable win in Australia.