India’s Test win at the Gabba would go down as one of the best moments in the history of the Indian cricket. With most of the star players missing and chasing 328 on a track where Australia had not lost a Test since 1988, Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill played key innings.
Coach of the Indian team during the series, Ravi Shastri recalled an interesting incident during the tea break on Day 5 of the Brisbane Test.
“I thought that was unbelievable, especially on that last day. I always knew at tea time, when we were three down, that it’s pointless telling Rishabh anything. I can’t tell you what the conversation was. From upstairs I went to the loo. These 2 young boys were having a chat – Gill and Pant. Gill had batted magnificently to set it up with a brilliant 90,” Shastri said on the ‘Bold & Brave The Ravi Shastri Way’ show on Star Sports.
“I stopped and listened and walked straight past, and I said ‘keep going’. Did not say a word. I knew in my mind they were going for it. I endorse that kind of cricket. In trying to do that you might lose, but if you pull it off, that’s the ultimate heist. That’s what we did there.”
India’s win at Australia’s fortress earned them a second consecutive Test series win Down Under.