Today, if any name will be in the words then it will be Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur. A fighting spirit has been shown by these two outstanding players. Without having any experience, they tackled and attacked the best bowling side of the world. The all rounder Washington Sundar who came to bat at No.7 position when visitors was almost drowned against Mighty Australian in the much needed win of decider match.
Both Sundar and Thakur made a important partnership and scored total of 123 runs off 217 balls in which Shardul Thakur scored 67 runs off 115balls whereas Washington Sundar scored 62 off 142balls. With the help of these two players, the hosts felt pressure and decreased the trail score with just 33 runs on board.
While Sundar was batting a magnificent shot was came from his bat against Nathan Lyon ball where he hit a huge six of last ball off the over and the most funniest part was that he didn’t even bother to look the shot. All we can say that was a carnage shot.
In 1982, Manchester, Kapil Dev along with Sandeep Patil who scored 65 and unbeaten 129 respectively coming at No.7 and 8. Afterwards this now Thakur and Sundar has came to help the visitors and score half centuries at coming this slot.
Sundar became the second player for India to debut for the team and score half centuries and taking 3 wickets just behind Dattu Phadkar scoring 51 and 3/14 at SCG in 1947/48.
Everyone praised him for his fighting and inspiring knock.
That's spicy! A no-look six from Sundar 6️⃣
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 17, 2021
Washington Sundar appreciated by Harsha Bhogle
“Extremely impressed with the fighting attitude shown by Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur . They have been symbolised what India has been in the series, consistently punching above their weight. It is so satisfying to see…”.
“Australia should give nationality to Sundar and make him play for their country too as Captain. He is evidently a better performer than Paine”.