Australia v India How Social Media Reacted To Tourists Astonishing Series Win

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Australia v India How Social Media Reacted To Tourists Astonishing Series Win

On 19 December, India cricket experienced one of its darkest days on the field.

The touring side were bowled out for 36 – their lowest total in Test cricket – and lost the first match of the series against Australia in Adelaide.

But exactly a month later, we witnessed the culmination of arguably the greatest series the game has ever seen. And perhaps the greatest comeback.

India came fighting back to win the second Test in Melbourne, dug in to draw in Sydney, and then pulled off an astonishing run-chase to triumph by three wickets in the decider at the Gabba in Brisbane.

Let’s look at how the cricketing world reacted.

No Kohli? No problem

The India team were missing many key players, including captain Virat Kohli, who returned home after the first Test to be at the birth of his first child.

Kohli, as expected, was overjoyed at the way his team bounced back…

‘I have egg on my face’

After the one-sided nature of the series opener, some pundits and former players, including ex-England captain Michael Vaughan, predicted a 4-0 Australia victory.

This tweet from Ashwin suggests those predictions fuelled the fire for India’s resurgence…

Australian arrogance and pride injured – Sehwag

Away from the on-field action, the series was full of controversy and drama; most notably in the drawn third Test.

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There were suggestions Australia batsman Steve Smith deliberately scuffed up the crease to gain an advantage – a claim he disputed – while captain Tim Paine was embroiled in a verbal exchange with India’s Ashwin.

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Paine could be heard saying: “I can’t wait to get you to the Gabba, Ash.”

Well, Paine’s words may well have returned to haunt him, as Australia suffered their first loss at the ground since 1988.

Former India opener Virender Sehwag had his say…

Australia v India How Social Media Reacted To Tourists Astonishing Series Win

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