AUS vs IND | Ravi Shastri charges India’s MCG win as ‘one of many best comebacks in Check historical past’

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India’s Ravichandran Ashwin, centre, celebrates with teammate Ajinkya Rahane, proper, after dismissing Australia’s Tim Paine throughout play on day one of many Boxing Day cricket take a look at between India and Australia on the Melbourne Cricket Floor, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 26

India coach Ravi Shastri termed the win over Australia within the second Check on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG) on Tuesday as one of many best comebacks ‘within the historical past of the sport’.

Requested the place he would place this week’s MCG win which has come within the absence of normal India skipper Virat Kohli and harm to key India quick bowlers Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma in addition to Umesh Yadav (within the second innings), the India coach stated this win deserves a spot within the annals of cricket historical past.

“I feel this may go down within the annals of Indian cricket, world cricket as one of many ‘Nice Comebacks’ within the historical past of the sport.

“To be rolled over for 36 and three days later to rise up and be able to punch again was excellent.

“I feel the boys confirmed actual character,” Shastri stated whereas talking to the media after the top of the second Check match that ended within the second session on the fourth day.

“After we arrived in Melbourne…. we mentioned what we needed to do to rise up and battle,” added Shastri.

“We had lots of positives at Adelaide. However on the finish of the day, it’s the end result that counts. We have been blown away within the second innings in a single hour. When you find yourself blown away, you might be blown away, there’s nothing you are able to do about it. However to rise up and battle, which we did on this second Check, to beat a crew like Australia in Australia… there isn’t any level having one good day in Australia, you bought to have 5 good days if you need to beat them,” added Shastri.

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