It is no secret that business tycoon Anand Mahindra is an ardent cricket lover and has his opinion on matches. After the historic win at Gabba, Mahindra decided to reward the young cricketers who played a pivotal role in helping India retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy. He has decided to gift six cricketers with Mahindra Thar SUV. Also Read - IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: England 'Frustrated' at Umpiring Decisions in Motera
Mohammad Siraj, T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Shubman Gill, and Navdeep Saini are the cricketers who would be receiving the gift. All the six players made their Test debut in the recently-concluded Border-Gavaskar trophy and all of them left their imprints on the memorable series. He thanked them for inspiring future generations. Also Read - Ben Stokes Catch Drop of Shubman Gill Stirs Controversy During Pink-Ball Test at Motera Between IND-ENG | WATCH VIDEO
Anand Mahindra took to Twitter on Saturday to make the announcement: Also Read - 3rd Test: Virat Kohli Explains Why India Dropped Kuldeep Yadav For Day-Night Match
In a series of three tweets, the second tweet hailed some of their cricketers for making it big overcoming many obstacles on their way.
“Theirs are true ‘Rise’ stories; overcoming daunting odds in the pursuit of excellence. They serve as an inspiration in all arenas of life. It gives me great personal pleasure to gift each of these debutants an All New THAR SUV on my own account—at no expense to the company,” Anand Mahindra tweeted.
And here is the third tweet:
India won the Gabba Test by three wickets in the final session of the last day. While Siraj, Natarajan, and Saini picked wickets – Sundar and Shardul came good with their all-round performances – while Shubman Gill got among the runs to ensure India breach fortress Gabba.