For 32 years, Team Australia had been the unbeaten champion at 'Fortress Gabba' in Brisbane. And as the Border-Gavaskar series progressed, a battle-scarred Team India seemed unlikely to overcome the hosts. However, all that changed on January 19, 2021.
Broken bones and injuries galore failed to stop a determined Indian team, as youngsters stepped up and showed a never-seen-before zeal to retain the coveted Border-Gavaskar trophy with a historic three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth and final Test. They successfully chased the 328-run target to seal the four-match series 2-1, ending Australia's winning streak at The Gabba.
As today marks the first anniversary of the memorable test victory, Indian fans took to Twitter to celebrate the special day with memes, poems and emotional messages as well.
Take a look:
🎶TOOTA HAI GABBA KA GHAMAND! 🎶— Sanchit Desai (@sanchitd43) January 19, 2022
A story to be told for many generations to come, on how we did the unthinkable from the lowest of points in Adelaide, to conquering the fortress in Brisbane exactly a month later. 🇮🇳💙 #Gabba #BorderGavaskarTrophy pic.twitter.com/o0XJUaPyJZ
One year of Unleashing the hell at #Gabba.— Divyansh Kaushik (@Divyanshcasm) January 19, 2022
A fairytale of 11 soldiers who were BRUISED, BROKEN yet UNBOWED!!
And One year of Vivek razdan and Nick knight's commentary that will echo in our ears for decades to come!
A moment to cherish for a long long time and forever!✨#INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/tslj0lU89F
Historic Test series victory Down Under:
Few had backed India to change the narrative, after they were dismissed for 36 in the Adelaide pink-ball Test. More so with captain Kohli returning home for the birth of his first child.
But Ajinkya Rahane marshalled the troops, not just to a win in the Boxing Day Test where he last scored a ton, but also ensured India returned victorious in the series by a 2-1 margin. It included a drawn Sydney Test, the first of this year, where Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin kept the Aussie bowlers at bay for 42.4 overs on the last day. It was on the back of this dogged display that India breached Australia’s fortress in Brisbane.