31 October, 2020

What I Really Missed

I didn't get to be part of the execution squad but—boy!—didn't it shoot straight?

What I Really Missed
One more week. That's what we are telling ourselves during this final Test of the tvs Series. The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is already ours, but we know that 3-0 sounds better than 2-0 and we want the best scoreline on offer. Back in Nagpur, Allan Border said the trophy cabinet in the Cricket Australia office must be really overcrowded because this team has won in every Test-playing country it has visited so far. I guess we would have achieved a cricket equivalent to a Grand Slam once we get that icc Champions Trophy into that cabinet. I feel fortunate to have played in an era when the team is doing so well.

Coming as it does after 35 years, this series win is a big achievement for us. Plenty of planning and preparation, both mental and physical, went into it and I'm happy to see that our hard work has been rewarded. The only tinge of disappointment is the fact that I was not part of the first three Tests, but I think Adam did a marvellous job while leading the team in my...



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