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Anand Mahindra Announces To Gift ‘Thar’ To India’s Debutants In Australia
By CricShots - Jan 23, 2021 7:17 pm
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The Indian cricketers, after scripting one of the most memorable overseas wins in the recent Test series in Australia, received a rousing reception as they came back to India from completing the tour Down Under. India was forced to make lots of changes in their playing XI throughout the four-match Test series due to injuries and the unavailability of some of the cricketers.

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The Test series saw the visitors handing debuts to as many as five players. Despite the constant chopping and changing in the XI and fielding an inexperienced side, India managed to win the series 2-1. On Saturday, Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Mahindra group took to Twitter to announce that he will be giving six SUVs to the Indian cricketers who played their first Test in Australia and stood up to challenge.

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In a series of tweets, Anand Mahindra hailed Shardul Thakur, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, and T Natarajan for inspiring the future generations to “dream and explore the impossible.”

In the Test series, Siraj was the leading wicket-taker for India, as he managed to scalp as many as 13 wickets in three matches. Shardul and Washington played a key role with both the bat and ball in the final Test in Brisbane as India ended Australia’s 32-year-old unbeaten run at the Gabba.

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Both players with their 123-run stand for the seventh wicket broke a 30-year-old record for India in the longest format of the game. In the same match, Natarajan was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors in the first innings, returning with figures of three for 78. Team India will now be locking horns with England at home for a four-match Test series.