The Current Australian Test Opener Marcus Harris, in an interview with Cricket Life Stories YouTube channel. praised the Gritty Indian middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara for his extremely beneficial half-century at Gabba that ushered India towards the Historic Triumph.
Marcus Harris has amassed only 428 runs from the 10 test matches, involving 2 half-centuries. He scored 43 in the decider at Gabba.
The Resilient Wall Cheteshwar Pujara
While Rishabh Pant guided India towards the epic victory and Gill laid the foundation in the start with his stunning 91 runs, it was Chesteshwar Pujara who stood in the middle for almost the whole time, escaping team from a destructive collpase and ensuring India’s chances of winning the game.
“The final day was amazing to watch. We were thinking the whole day if they would go for the runs or not. I think Rishabh played the best innings that day, but for Pujara to be copping an absolute barrage from everyone, it felt like he batted a bit like an Australian, taking everything on the chest and getting on with it. The rest of the team just batted around him,” Harris told.
Pant’s unforgettable Knock led India to an Epic win
Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 89 at Gabba to usher the team to a historic series win and end up becoming the third top scorer of the series. He scored 274 runs at an average of 68.5.
“Rishabh Pant’s innings was unbelievable. Everyone says he has magic in him, and he has shown that a few times now. It was disappointing to lose the series but sometimes in cricket you just have to tip your hat and say they were too good for us,” Harris added.
India made it to the Final despite the tough road
Pant and Pujara are evidently two of the reasons why India made it to the Inaugural finals of the ICC World Test Championship Final. New Zealand was already qualified and before the start of the India-Australia series, all the three teams were top contenders including England for the Final Spot. Australia probably would have registered their spot by winning the final match at Gabba as India would have to go hard against England in the following Home Series. India prevailed Australia by 2-1 and England 3-1 and certainly got the Ticket for the Final of the Tournament. New Zealand will take on India on June 18 at Rose Bowl, Southampton for the Championship.