When India was hit by the first wave of novel coronavirus pandemic, cricketing events were postponed indefinitely. However, BCCI hosted the 13th edition of the IPL in the United Arab Emirates.
After that, India started their international works by jetting off to Australia for a full-fledged tour. India lost the ODI series by 2-1. However, they made a sensational comeback in the T20I and Test series.
India won the T20I and Test series by 2-1 and 2-1 respectively. Team India scripted history by beating Australia in Australia for the second time in the Test series.
Needless to say, India didn’t have big players in their arsenal. The majority of them picked up injuries and even captain Virat Kohli took paternity leave. Ajinkya Rahane led the team in the last three Tests and scripted history.
It is indeed Team India’s unforgettable success Down Under. Meanwhile, during an interaction show hosted by Mark Vaughan and Brendon Julian, Michael Vaughan and Justin Langer were asked about the best series that happened between two cricketing giants.
The former England captain Michael Vaughan didn’t shy away from cracking a joke. He jokingly said: “There’s no shame in losing to India’s 3rd XI”.
Langer gives a fitting reply to Vaughan’s ‘there’s no shame in losing to Team India 3rd XI’ remark
Listening to the remark made by Vaughan, Australian coach Justin Langer gave a sharp reply. The former Australian stalwart added that the side will be strong if it comes from a country of one and a half billion people and who passionately love cricket.
“I know we all joke, Vaughany (Michael Vaughan) jokes about India’s second and third XI. But the truth is, in a country of one and a half billion people, who love cricket, if you make the first XI, you’re going to have a pretty tough team.
There will be pretty good players, and when the opportunity comes, you’ve got to be ready to grab them. We saw that exceptional young talent, they were fierce.
Unfortunately, we were on the wrong side of the ledger,” said the current Australian coach Langer while speaking on Fox Cricket. Justin Langer echoed that they were on the wrong side of the ledger.
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