Well, when on one hand the likes of Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Siraj made a name for themselves in India’s historic series win over Australia, Kuldeep Yadav didn’t get a game to showcase his talent. The youngster had a lot at stake as he landed on Australian soil, for he hasn’t done enough in limited overs cricket in last one year. Especially after IPL 2019 he looked a pale shadow of his former self. But skipper Ajinkya Rahane made sure that the 26-year-old didn’t lose heart as he praised him in front of everyone in the dressing room moments after India’s historic Gabba breach.
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“Just want to mention Kuldeep(Yadav) and Kartik(Tyagi). Kuldeep it was tough for you. You (Kuldeep) didn’t play a game here but your attitude was really good. We are going to India now, your time will come. You just keep working hard,” Rahane was heard saying in a video posted by BCCI.
“This is a massive massive moment for all of us. I think the way we came back from Adelaide it was really good to see. I mean…that was..ek do nahi, matlab sabne pura effort diya. Everybody avtually got it today and that was really good,” the skipper added.
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India beat Australia in the fourth and final Test match by three wickets to seal the four-match Test series 2-1. Meanwhile Anand Mahindra has announced a special gift for six youngsters of Team India. He gifted them ‘Thar’ an SUV manufactured by Mahindra & Mahindra.
This is not the first time, Mahindra has made such a gesture towards sportspersons. He had gifted an TUV 300 to Kidambi Srikanth after winning a Super Series Title in 2017. Earlier, India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj on Friday posted a video of a luxury car on his Instagram handle. The BMW car can be seen with a temporary registration plate indicating that it is brand new. Siraj also posted a video of him driving the car in Hyderabad.