The date 19 January 2021 will long remain in the minds of a billion Indian cricket fans as the day when the Indian team secured their greatest Test match victory against Australia at the Brisbane Cricket Ground (The Gabba). This was a team ravaged by injury, without its captain/star batsman Virat Kohli and with a third-string bowling unit.
Despite all the hurdles put before them, they won this Test match, the first match Australia has lost at The Gabba in 32 years, by three wickets and clinched the series 2-1 in Australia’s own backyard. Led by stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane, this team combatted everything that came at them. One look at the backgrounds of some of the young stars who stepped up for India in this match and it isn’t surprising how they could withstand all that pressure.
Here are seven such cricket stars who made their mark in this Test match:
Mohammed Siraj: The fast bowler from Hyderabad, who picked up five wickets in Australia’s first innings, lost his father…