When an injury ladened Team India managed to fight back against the mighty bowling attack of the Australians, a lot of praises were earned by the Men in Blue.
India managed to draw the third Test at Sydney and stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane’s tactical decisions in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy sure grabbed everyone’s attention.
One such move was to bring Rishabh Pant ahead of Hunuma Vihari while chasing a huge 407-run total. India had lost their top three batsmen, including Rahane, at a score of 102 and that was the moment when he decided to promote Pant at No.5.
The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman changed the course of the run-chase with his magnificent 97-run innings. Impressed with Rahane’s decision, former Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin applauded him and called the move ‘outstanding’.
“He played brave and he made Tim Paine make some decisions as captain on the last day which I thought tactically was really good. Then Vihari came in, and he’s a very…