Washington Sundar made his Test debut back in January when India played their fourth Test against Australia in the Border Gavaskar Trophy at The Gabba in Brisbane. The game turned out to be a memorable one for the all-rounder as the visiting team won the game by three wickets. The victory came after Ajinkya Rahane’s men lost quite a few of their players due to injury concerns.
The game was also a memorable one for Sundar, who contributed with both bat and ball. In the first innings, he got the prized wickets of Steve Smith, Cameron Green, and Nathan Lyon. He followed it up by scoring a 144-ball 62 with seven fours and one six. Nearly three months later, the Tamil Nadu-born Sundar decided to commemorate his Test debut in an adorable way.
Sundar named his pet dog ‘Gabba’ and shared a picture on his social media. He captioned the picture and wrote, “Love is a four-legged word. World, meet Gabba!”
Love is a four-legged word. World, meet Gabba! 🐾 pic.twitter.com/I1O76Jm63o
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) April 3, 2021
In the meantime, Pat Cummins, who was the Player of the Series, reacted to Sundar naming his peg dog after the iconic venue in Brisbane.
“Fair play, what we can do, they won the match,” Cummins, who picked 21 wickets in the four Tests, was quoted as saying in Grade Cricketer YouTube.
Pat Cummins (in Grade Cricketer Youtube) said "Fair play, what we can do, they won the match".
About Sundar naming his pet as " Gabba".
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 8, 2021
Washington Sundar’s ‘dream come true’ moment
After the historic win, not only did India win the series, but also retained the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Even as he admitted that he was under pressure, he also mentioned the same as a special feeling.
“I was there for a months after the ODI series, it gave me an amazing opportunity to bowl on Australian soil and to improve my skillsets as well. Definitely have to thank the management for that. I got to know a day or two before the Gabba Test [that I was in the playing XI],” Sundar was quoted as saying to India Today.
“Definitely, the pressure was there but more than the pressure the excitement was honestly more. To be able to play Test cricket for India is a special feeling. Nothing can beat that. So, yes I was very excited to go to the ground and be a part of the Gabba Test,” he added.
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