India created history at the Gabba on Tuesday after defeating Australia in the 4th Test and also ended the unbeaten 31 matches Test record of Australia in Brisbane. Rishabh Pant, Shubhman Gill, and Cheteshwar Pujara help India chase down the mammoth 326-run target set by the hosts. Reflecting upon the historic win at Gabba and retaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy, Team India Head Coach remarked that this has been the ‘toughest tour ever’ for the Indian cricket team.
In the post-match press conference, Shashtri talked about the injuries of the senior players and how Rahane led the team with a comparatively inexperienced bowling attack.
“We were left with no choices. We had no one left in the squad when the final Test started. If you look at the bowling attack of the previous tour when India beat Australia, there is not a single bowler from that squad. It was important to keep the self-belief going. I think Ajinkya did a great job by being calm, composed, and taking everything in his stride. It is not easy as a captain to go out with a bowling attack with just three matches old.” Shashtri said.
“I got emotional, I am not someone who has tears in my eyes but I had. Because this is unreal. What these guys have pulled off will go down in history as one of the greatest Test series ever played,” Shashtri said as he shared space with Rahane
Meanwhile, stand-in skipper Ajankya Rahane revealed that he too was emotional after the victory. Despite the humiliating loss in the first Test at Adelaide Rahane and Co. made a gutsy comeback.
“I too got emotional, It means a lot to us. I don’t know how to describe this, but our boys showed a lot of character and determination after the Adelaide Test,” Rahane said.