Shoaib Akhtar is one cricket expert who never stays away from complimenting players when they do well. The former fast bowler from Pakistan talked about India’s chances of winning the Gabba Test this week and winning the series against Australia.
If India manages to do so, then they will become the second team after South Africa to beat Australia in consecutive series Down Under. This makes India stand on the brink of a historic achievement. And considering the situation in which the Indian team has had, this win would mean a world of good for the team which has been going through a lot but has not given up in any situation.
Akhtar talked about how India has to push themselves just a little more in order to have this huge series win.
It will be the biggest series win in Test history: Shoaib Akhtar on if India win Gabba Test
“Now at the final stages (of the series), I think India has got it in them to win this series. Again, a last little push, where they will face issues, they have several injury concerns, but the Indian bench strength has to believe that they can do it, they need to give one last effort and they can win the series,” Shoaib Akhtar said in a YouTube video which he had uploaded from his official channel.
The former pacer even went as far as saying that it will be the biggest series win in the history of Test cricket.
“If from this point onwards, India goes on to win this series, then that will be a big victory. According to me, it will be the biggest series win in Test history.”
They have shown a lot of guts, a lot of guts, says the Rawalpindi Express
The 45-year-old also credited the Indian team to have shown guts of fighting. He also had special mention about Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah.
“I think all credit goes to India because they have shown a lot of guts, a lot of guts. The whole team, spinner, tailenders, fast bowlers, Bumrah has put in all his energy, even got himself injured, but did not let the series slip away,” Shoaib Akhtar said.
After the disastrous 36 in Adelaide, no one would have imagined that Team India will come back strongly. The situation feels similar to none. Players getting injured, players getting racial abuse from the crowd, quarantine issues, but with all the chatter, India just doesn’t seem to give up or get broken.
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