Unforgettable moments from the India-Australia Test series
If you are a 1990s kid, you know what this day means. Countless times we have woken up halfway through sleep, to watch India’s overseas tours and countless times we have all been disappointed. For some reason even after all the disappointments over and over, we have somehow managed to hold on, to be optimistic, and to believe. And today, the wait has ended.
India have finally managed to pull off a series victory down-under. And under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, it was India who absolutely bossed and dominated the series for most parts of it (other than the exception of the Perth test). As we bask in the joy and glory of the first series win on Australian soil, let’s take a look at into the key moments that went on to define this series win.
Special Mention: Rain and bad light
As Harsha Bhogle would tweet amidst the wait on the 5th day of the SCG test, this series would perhaps set the record for the most amount of time lost for the least amount of rain. More than once in the series, though there was no rain and the pitch and outfield were in perfect conditions play didn’t happen due to bad natural light. Players and fans alike lashed out at the umpires for stopping play which probably robbed India of a deserving 3-1 victory in the series.
However, that fact remains that the rule stipulates the same and that the umpires are bound by the rules. The incident did, therefore, raise a lot of questions and concerns regarding the rules that govern the game and how it was doing more harm than good to the game format that has been losing support and following of late.