India vs Australia 2018-19 Tests: Head coach Ravi Shastri again courted controversy when he compared India’s maiden Test series win in Australia to the 1983 World Cup triumph under Kapil Dev. This was India’s first win 71 years in Australian soil. Shastri was ecstatic at the press conference and in the moment when he was asked about how he felt about the win, he promptly compared it to the win in 1983 when Kapil Dev led India to its first World Cup win. The idea did not go down well with fans who came down hard at Ravi Shastri and trolled him brutally. Also Read - RR vs MI 2020, IPL Today Match Report: Ben Stokes Slams Hundred as Rajasthan Royals Beat Mumbai Indians by 8 Wickets to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
“I will tell you how satisfying it is for me. World Cup 1983, World Championship of Cricket 1985 this is as big, or even bigger, because it is in the truest (Test) format of the game. It’s Test cricket, which is meant to be the toughest,” Shastri said on Monday. Also Read - Kapil Dev Discharged From Hospital Two Days After Undergoing Angioplasty
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India will feel they were robbed of a win at SCG as they had the hosts on the mat after enforcing a 322-run follow-on and becoming the first team to do so in 31 years. Australia will feel knowing they were outplayed during the course of the four-match Test series like Tim Paine said that they were beaten by the better team and there is no shame in that.