Cricket Australia (CA) composed an open letter expressing gratitude toward the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Indian players, and the fans for the great manifestation of India’s visit to Australia under the Covid – 19 standards and bio-bubble limitations. CA said they are thankful to the BCCI for their “friendship, trust and commitment” in being a part of the series that “brought joy to many millions of people around the world at a time they needed it the most.” CA hosted the Test series that just finished between the two teams as “one of the greatest Border-Gavaskar Test series ever contested.”
In an enthralling final Test, India beat Australia by three wickets with only three overs remaining in the last day’s play after chasing down their third-highest total to win a Test.
India upgraded the 328-run target set by Australia civility to Rishabh Pant‘s spectacular 89 and half-centuries from Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara. It surrendered Australia to their first misfortune at The Gabba since 1988.
Before, India dominated the three-game T20 match series 2-1 after losing the One-day International series by a similar edge.
All the matches and series were played with players confined to bio-bubbles, and CA hailed the BCCI’s “spirit of cooperation” amid “many public health and logistical challenges.”
The letter also was all about praises for the stand-in Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane, Man of the Series – Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, Steve Smith, and excelling debutants Shubman Gill and Cameron Green.
The open letter also read – “We will never forget the sacrifices made by our friends at the BCCI that made all this possible.”
Congratulating team India and its honor, CA chairperson Earl Eddings and interim CEO Nick Hockley signed the letter.
We are so proud of this win, and we are sure you are too!