Veteran Congress politician Shashi Tharoor who is an avid follower of the game trolled former Australian captain Michael Clarke after India’s historic win at Gabba on Tuesday. Tharoor reminded Clarke of the prediction he had made ahead of the series. Clarke had said India could celebrate for a year if they beat Australia without Virat Kohli. Also Read - Rishabh Pant's Reaction After Joining Adam Gilchrist in Elite Club is Priceless
The politician posted the screenshot of the statement made by Clarke and wrote: “Yes, Michael Clarke is right — let’s celebrate for a year… starting with hammering the English from next month!” Also Read - Rishabh Pant Plays Audacious Reverse-Sweep Successfully Against James Anderson During 4th Test at Motera | WATCH VIDEO
Kohli had left Australia after India lost the first Test at Adelaide. The regular Indian skipper went on paternity leave as he was expecting his first child. With their premier batsman not available, the general consensus was that India would find it hard against a formidable Australian side.
But the Ajinkya Rahane-led side has surprised one and all with a commendable show. The youngsters came to the fore and got counted. India was also dealing with multiple injury concerns to key players and despite all that the depleted unit showed the courage and the character to edge Australia on their soil.
“It means a lot to us,” Rahane said during a post-match presentation. “I don’t know how to describe this, but our boys showed a lot of character and determination after the Adelaide Test. I’m really proud of each individual,” Rahane said at the post-match presentation.
India will now host England in a couple of week’s time from now. Virat Kohli and pacer Ishant Sharma are expected to return to the side. The first Test against England starts on February 5.