Watch: Carl Hooper In Tears Of Joy After West Indies Win Historic The Gabba Test vs Australia

Watch: Carl Hooper In Tears Of Joy After West Indies Win Historic The Gabba Test vs Australia

West Indies put an end to 21-year winless streak in a Test match against Australia with a thrilling 8-run win against Pat Cummins-led side.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Monday, January 29, 2024, 12:03 AM IST
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Carl Hooper | Credits: Twitter

Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper couldn't control his tears as he became emotional after witnessing Caribbean side pulling off historic Test win against Australia at The Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday, January 28.

West Indies put an end to 21-year winless streak in a Test match against Australia with a thrilling 8-run win against Pat Cummins-led side. After being bundled out for 193 in the second innings, the Caribbean side set a target of 216 for Australia. Shamar Joseph led the West Indies' bowling attack, picking seven wickets to secure his side a historic victory.

While West Indies camp erupted in joy, Carl Hooper couldn't contain his emotions after he witness Caribbean side scripting history on Sunday. In a viral video, Hooper can be seen in tears as he celebrated the momentous occasion for West Indies Cricket Team.

Interestingly, Carl Hooper was part of the West Indies that won the last Test match against Australia in Down Under in 1997. After 27 years, the winless streak of 15 Test matches in Australia came to an end with the second Test win at The Gabba.

With West Indies' win in the second Test against Australia, The two-match Test series ended in a draw. For the first time since 1999, the Test series between West Indies and Australia ended in a draw.

'I wasn't even going to come to the ground' - Shamar Joseph

West Indies rising star Shamar Joseph stunned Australia with his broken toe to help his team clinch a historic Test Win at The Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday.

Joseph suffered an injury to his toe after Australian pacer Mitchell Starc delivered a searing yorker while batting on 3 during West Indies' second innings on Day 3. He was walked out off the field and taken to hospital. Despite broken toe, the 24-year-old decided to play for Caribbean side and registered figures of 7/68 in 11.2 overs.

Speaking at the post-match presentation, Joseph revealed that he was in lot of pain while bowling and was not planning to come out to the ground.

"Shout out for my teammates for their support. I wasn't even going to come to the ground today. But the doctor did something to my toe. I don't know what he did. But it worked." Shamar Joseph said.

"He called me this morning, I was in my bed. I said him I am not well, I am in a lot of pain and he told me to come to the ground and he believed I could do it." he added.

Shamar Joseph was adjudged the Player of the Match as well as Series for his phenomenal bowling performances.

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