India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after beating Australia by 3 wicket in the fourth and final Test at the Gabba. They are the first team to beat Australia at this ground after 32 years.
They've won the decider with the bowling attack: Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur, an injured Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar. They took 20 wickets. At the Gabba. Where Australia hadn't lost in a million years. And what about the batting? Shubman Gill hadn't made his debut before this series, Rishabh Pant wasn't a certainty before this series, and Virat Kohli is watching this from halfway around the planet. The last day at Sydney couldn't be bettered, you might have thought, but here we are, last day in Brisbane, the last day of the series. From being all out for 36 to sealing it in the end, India's fairytale couldn't be any better.
Social media site Twitter erupted as soon as India sealed the series.
Bangladesh's wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim tweeted "Congratulations India...what a test match we have witnessed..!!!! Test cricket at his best"
"What a Test match! The depth of Indian Cricket is scary.
@RishabhPant17, sweet number 17. Well played young man. #testcricket at its very best" tweeted AB de Villers.
Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar praised the newcomers for they stood tall and fought hard. "EVERY SESSION WE DISCOVERED A NEW HERO" Sachin tweeted
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">EVERY SESSION WE DISCOVERED A NEW HERO.<br>Every time we got hit, we stayed put & stood taller. We pushed boundaries of belief to play fearless but not careless cricket. Injuries & uncertainties were countered with poise & confidence. One of the greatest series wins!<br>Congrats India. <a href="https://t.co/ZtCChUURLV">pic.twitter.com/ZtCChUURLV</a></p>— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) <a href="https://twitter.com/sachin_rt/status/1351434901791379457?ref_src=twsrc%5...">January 19, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Rishabh Pant was adjudged man of the match for his match winning knock.