India vs Australia

Washington Sundar and Mohammed Siraj receive ‘promised’ Mahindra Thar after T. Natarajan and Shardul Thakur

As India pulled off a remarkable win in Brisbane, which is considered Australia's fortress, Anand Mahindra promised to gift SUVs to six new stars.

Apr 07, 2021, 07:08 AM IST

Ecstatic, extremely surprised by reception at my hometown: T Natarajan

The 29-year-old Tamil Nadu player was one of the rookies named in the playing eleven of the injury-ravaged Indian team against Australia in the fourth and final Test at Brisbane. He made his international debut in the third ODI against Australia on December 2 in Canberra, which India won by 13 runs. 

Feb 04, 2021, 10:32 AM IST

Team India's 'hardwork' and 'teamwork' in Australia was inspirational: PM Narendra Modi on 'Mann Ki Baat'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his monthly radio show 'Mann Ki Baat' took a moment to appreciate the "hardwork" and "teamwork" displayed by Team India in the recently-concluded Border-Gavaskar series, which Ajinkya Rahane & co. won 2-1. 

Jan 31, 2021, 13:30 PM IST

Nathan Lyon appreciates Ajinkya Rahane's 'kind gesture', shares photo of signed jersey

Nathan Lyon, who made his 100th Test appearance in the Brisbane encounter, had a special message for the Indian unit-led by Ajinkya Rahane. Reflecting back on the journey and the enthralling contest, the 33-year-old shared a photo of the India Test jersey signed by players and thanked Rahane for the "kind gesture".

 

 

Jan 28, 2021, 17:48 PM IST

Cricket Australia confirms Team India were subjected to racial abuse

The incident was first brought to light by Mohammed Siraj during the Sydney Test, when team leader Ajinkya Rahane along with other senior players reported to the umpire about racial remarks being passed at him and his bowling partner Jasprit Bumrah.  

Jan 27, 2021, 10:24 AM IST

India vs England: Joe Root has potential to surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s Test record, says Boycott

The 80-year-old England batting great observed that Root has worked on his batting during the COVID-enforced break but said the right-hander will face his biggest test on Australia soil. Boycott, however, doesn't want people to compare Root with stars of bygone eras, saying he should be judged only with his contemporaries.

Jan 26, 2021, 10:34 AM IST

Winning series is priority for me over personal achievements: Ajinkya Rahane

Stand-in skipper Rahane led India to historic 2-1 series win in Australia to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The 32-year-old talked about his Melbourne masterclass and said winning the series is the top priority for him rather than his own achievements.

Jan 25, 2021, 08:23 AM IST

When Kohli handed over trophy to me after the T20 series win, I had tears in my eyes: T. Natarajan

Natarajan said he enjoyed playing under the captaincy of both Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, adding they both supported and encouraged him a lot. Natarajan took three wickets in the series-deciding Test, playing a part in India's incredible win.

Jan 25, 2021, 06:39 AM IST

Captain Ajinkya Rahane's address to Team India from Gabba dressing room; watch video

The series started with India enduring one of the most shocking defeat, and things started to look worse as Ajinkya Rahane was forced to field a second-string side following a series of injuries to key players. With odds completely against India, the depleted Indian unit-led by Rahane showed great character and passed out with flying colours. 

Jan 24, 2021, 16:46 PM IST

Washington Sundar didn't have proper Test kit, had to go shopping after match began: Team India's fielding coach R Sridhar

Washington Sundar stitched a crucial 123-run stand with Shardul Thakur for the seventh-wicket in the first innings of the Gabba Test. The 21-year-old all-rounder completed his half-century on debut before getting dismissed on 62 from 144 balls by Mitchell Starc. 

Jan 24, 2021, 15:00 PM IST

'A WWE-scripted level of comeback': Triple-H lauds Team India for Border-Gavaskar series triumph

After starting the series on a dreadful note, Ajinkya Rahane & co. bounced back in convincing manner. The team first completed a superb eight-wicket win in the boxing-day Test held at Melbourne and followed it up with a superb draw at Sydney.  

 

Jan 24, 2021, 10:30 AM IST

Anand Mahindra to gift THIS to six Team India players to celebrate Test series win against Australia

Anand Mahindra took to his official Twitter account and said, "They’ve made it possible for future generations of youth in India to dream & Explore the Impossible." He said that the reason for this gift is to exhort young people to believe in themselves and 'Take the road less traveled'.

Jan 23, 2021, 16:37 PM IST

Indian youth beat experienced players in Australia: PM Modi

India beat Australia by 3 wickets in a thrilling test match played in Brisbane. After this victory, team India is constantly being congratulated. At the same time, after the victory, the BCCI has made a big announcement.

Jan 22, 2021, 20:48 PM IST

Mohammed Siraj: Tennis ball star to match-winner down under

There were times when Siraj was in such a demand in local tennis ball tournaments that some teams used to offer him Rs 1000 per match to bowl for their side and Siraj never disappointed. Younger son of his parents Mohd Ghouse and Shabana Begum, Siraj had the responsibility of lift the family from poverty.

 

Jan 22, 2021, 17:49 PM IST

Exclusive: I wish my father was alive to see my success, says Mohammed Siraj

Son of a autorickshaw driver, Siraj lost his father on November 20, 2020, when the paceman was in Australia with Indian team. Siraj had the option of coming back for his father's funeral but he stayed on and became part of memorable feat. 

Jan 22, 2021, 17:37 PM IST

DNA Analysis: Board outside Rahane's home had W 5 4 3 2 1 0, find out what it means here

We'll take a look at how the heroes of India's 2-1 series triumph over Australia were welcomed back home. They have proved that no name is big or small, work is big or small. They have proven that experience isn't everything, talent and will to perform is the biggest.

Jan 22, 2021, 17:09 PM IST

Rishabh Pant is giving his best and will definitely improve: Wriddhiman Saha

Saha was all praise for the 23-year-old Pant whose 89 not out on the fifth day sealed the match for India at the Gabba to win the series 2-1. Since the Brisbane show, Pant's comparison with the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni has only grown but Saha said "Dhoni will remain Dhoni and everyone has his own identity".

Jan 22, 2021, 14:41 PM IST

Team India's series win over Australia is a huge life lesson: PM Narendra Modi

Indian team had lost the first Test against Australia by eight wickets after getting bowled out for only 36 in the second innings of the Day/Night Test. But bounced back to win the second Test in Melbourne by eight wickets to level the series.

Jan 22, 2021, 12:20 PM IST

India vs Australia: How Virat Kohli's midnight meet turned team around after 36 all out

The first step in the turnaround was the victory in Melbourne. Sridhar in a chat on Ashwin's YouTube channel revealed how the think-tank, including Kohli and stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane, decided to plot India's rise with key strategic moves.

Jan 22, 2021, 09:57 AM IST

IND vs AUS: Umpires offered us option to leave Sydney Test midway after racial abuse from crowd, reveals Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj, called a "brown monkey" by some spectators, had reported the matter to skipper Ajinkya Rahane, who brought it to the notice of on-field umpires Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson during the match. "I faced abuses in Australia. The case is going on, let's see whether I get justice or not. My job was to report the incident to the captain," the 26-year-old said during a press conference after his arrival in Hyderabad.   

Jan 21, 2021, 19:13 PM IST