Former players Jaisimha and Ganguly inspired team India at Gabba in test series India vs Australia
Gabba, the city which is known for its signature architecture has witnessed a bunch of heroic performances from team India in the past, but currently team India has some bitter memories in Brisbane and never won a test match at Gabba.
In the year 1968 and 1977 the team was so close to winning a team. In the year 1968, captain MAK Pataudi’s side lost by just 39 runs. ML Jaisimha, India’s batting hero who
had just flown in as a replacement for the injured BS Chandrashekhar has scored 74 and 101 speanding a marathon for 524 minutes in crease.
In Jaisimha’s biography, “My Way” journalist named Joseph Antony wrote that how cricketer hopped from Madras to Singapore to Perth to Sydney to Brisbane who also had an all night drink and discussion with captain Tiger pataudi after reaching the hotel. He had no time to practice and had given fantastic performance at the crease without even knowing about the Australian wicket and condition.
One of the India’s best moment was in the year 2003, where skipper Ganguly led from the front and scored 144 studded with 18 boundries. Ganguly in his autobiography “A century is not enough” has written that, the Australians were used to killing opponents in the first Test of the series that they were a little taken back by our counter-attacking. I could see that in their body language while I raced towards my first Test hundred on Australian land. While I was going strong Australia tried almost everything in and outside the book to stop me. They would constantly sledge me. Although The knock, which earned him the man of the match, set the tone for a fascinating series ended 1-1.