Nick Knight impressed by Washington Sundar’s tough show on debut


Nick Knight, Former England opener assembled rich praise on Washington Sundar’s show on Day 3 of India against Australia, Brisbane test at the Gabba. Knight Said that the young all rounder has shown good amount of application and game awareness on his debut.

Sundar walked in when India were in a spot of trouble after loosing Mayank Agarwal in the first over after lunch . Knight said what has impressed him was not is strokeplay but Sundar’s ability to play and apply himself according to the situation of the match.

On Day 3 of 4th Test Australia vs India, Sundar joined hands with Shardul Thakur as both the players were faced with the big task of rescuing the innings. However, both Sundar and Thakur batted with a lot of courage and determination and added 50-plus for the 7th wicket.

Sundar and Shardul kept the scoreboard moving and added to 67 in 19 overs.

Nick Knight in an interview with Sony Six said that, ” You look at his technique, his alignment and all of that but what has amazed me more than all of that is his reading of the game situation. We would probably excuse Washington Sundar if he had got out at 20, having a wild wish at one because he has on debut and not played a lot of first-class cricket. You look at Pujara, Rohit and Rahane, the senior players the way they got out. You look at this guy he has applied himself well. So much dedication and so much application and that in that situation are what has impressed me.”

The solid fight from Sundar and Thakur wasn’t surprising, considering the way they have come up the ranks before their Test debut, Said Sanjay Manjrekar, Former Indian Batsman. Manjrekar also added that, “It shouldn’t surprise people who have watched Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur a little bit. We have seen Sundar’s ability in IPL and other T20Is. He has been a worthy first-class batsmas, As he started his career as a U-19 batsman. Shardul Thakur has this unique hitting ability that we have seen in these small, unique moments.”

Both Sundar and Thakur has got to their maiden Test Fifties as they added to the frustration of the Australian bowlers and captain Tim Paine.