India suffered a humiliating loss in the first test match against Australia. A test match that ended in just 3 days with India failing to bat for 50 overs in the second innings.
This loss comes as a reality check amidst the wave of recent success. Steve O’Keefe was the reason behind the demolition of our lineup. The spinner took 6 wickets in both the innings and Indian batsmen had no answer to his onslaught.
When it comes to cricket, there are two kinds of fans. The normal ones and the crazy ones. We certainly fall into the latter. It takes us a fraction of a second to curse the shit out of a player despite his past contributions or his incredible form.
Team India had a similar fate after the first test match. Fans were all over the place criticising the players, captain Kohli’s tactics and every possible thing that you can imagine.
Only someone who has lived the profession will understand the pain of getting criticised for one bad display.
Sachin Tendulkar is that individual who came out in support of our team with some inspiring words.
The master blaster flagged off the New Delhi Marathon and Indiatimes reported him commenting on the test series.
“Coming to India-Australia Test series, it was a tough Test match for us. But it is a part and parcel of the game. The loss does not mean that the series is lost, the series is still wide open.”
Sachin’s confidence in the current squad clearly reflected from this statement.
“Knowing the spirit of the Indian team I know that they will fight back hard. Australian team also knows about it because when we beat them, we also knew that they are going to come back at us really hard. I have no doubt that the Indian team is going to come back and compete hard.”
He also shared a perspective on how winning and losing is a part of the game. His words were,
“There are good moments and there are tough moments but it is all about how you stand back on your feet again and start competing. That is what makes the sport interesting. That is what sportspersons play for.”
Sachin, you never fail to inspire us.