India faced its worst nightmare in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide. The team was all out for 36, the lowest ever Indian total in Test cricket.
The entire nation was shocked and raised its voice in chorus against the selectors for choosing ageing nonperformers. Captain Virat Kohli went on paternity leave and did not come back for the three remaining matches.
Team India bounced back in the second Test with a thumping eight-wicket victory as it brought in Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja, who made significant contributions to let India rise like the mythical Phoenix. A gritty 112 by Ajinkya Rahane laid the foundation for India’s win.
In the third Test, the Australians played like wounded tigers only to be tamed by the Indians with courage, skill…