The 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy is one of the most memorable test series ever as a battered and bruised Team India overcame all odds and overwhelmed Australia in their own backyard. Heading into the fourth Test at Gabba, the series was tied at 1-1 and it all came down to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant as he led India’s charge to chase 328 in the final innings. It is important to note that Australia had not lost at the Gabba for 32 years before India finally defeated them.
Pant walked away to bat with a score of 167/3, with Ajinkya Rahane returning to the hut. Nearly a year and a half later, Rahane has now revealed what he told Pant as he stormed into the field to keep watch and how he asked him to just watch the session before tea.
“When I went back to the locker room, Rishabh Pant came in. I just told him there are 15 minutes left for tea, play these 15 minutes somehow, stay on the field, if you want to lie down, then do that.” I won’t tell you anything after tea,” Rahane said of Voot Select’s recently released docu-series ‘Bandon Mei Tha Dum’.
Pacer Mohammed Siraj also said that when Pant walked out to bat, the whole squad was nervous.
“When Rishabh got going, we were all nervous,” Siraj said in the fourth episode of the Docu series.
In the end, Pant led India’s charge, chasing Team India 328 to take a memorable series win.
During the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, many Indian players including Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah were injured and in the final Test players like T Natarajan and Washington Sundar made their debut in the longest format.
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