यह वाकई शानदार है: रोहित शर्मा ने भारत बनाम दक्षिण अफ्रीका केप टाउन टेस्ट जीत को प्रसिद्ध गैबा जीत के समान बताया। यह खबर क्रिकेट समाचार में उपलब्ध है।
On Thursday India created history by winning their first Test in Cape Town to level the two-match series after getting thumped in the first match in the Centurion. India’s overseas performance stock has gone up quite sharply in the last decade. Rohit Sharma in his press conference after the victory would compare the win to the famous Gabba victory in Australia.
“This has to be right up there (Gabba win) because we had not won here. That shows how important a venue this is for us to come here and perform,” Rohit said. In the 2020/21 Border Gavaskar trophy Indian side was severely handicapped by the injuries of players from the starting eleven.
The team was humiliated in Adelaide and the skipper Virat Kohli has flown back to India for personal reasons. Against all the odds young Indian side led by Ajinkya Rahane scripted a memorable series win and the sweetest moment of the tour came when they breached the Gabba fortress to seal the red-ball leg. Nearly after 23, 24 years [32 years], we won the Test match there. It kind of became like their fortress. They never lose a test match there,” Rohit said.
Cape Town too was a place where the Indian team had never won before however, the side once again on day one morning displayed the unshakable character of bouncing back from the loss of the previous Test. Mohammed Siraj ran through the South African batting line-up laying the foundation for a memorable win. “It’ll be one of our best Test match victories. Having not won here in Cape Town [before],” the Indian skipper said.
It was a Test match dominated by bowlers, where Indian pacers managed to claim all 20 wickets. Only the third instance of the same after Johannesburg (2018) and Nottingham (2021). It was just the 25th Test match to be completed inside two days all-time, and the first since Australia’s win over South Africa at the Gabba last year. It was also India’s first-ever win at Newlands and saw the series finish as a 1-1 tie.