Team India players, after scripting one of the most memorable overseas wins in the recent Test series in Australia, received a rousing reception as they returned home from Down Under. India were forced to make lots of changes in their playing XI throughout the four-match series due to injuries and unavailability of players. The Test series saw the visitors handing debuts to as many as five players. Despite the constant chopping and changing in the XI and fielding an inexperienced side, India managed to win the series 2-1. On Saturday, Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to announce that he will gift six SUVs to the Indian cricketers who played their first Test in Australia and stood up to challenge.

In a series of tweets, Anand Mahindra hailed Shardul Thakur, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar and T Natarajan for inspiring the future generations to “dream and explore the impossible.”

In the Test series, Siraj was the leading wicket-taker for India, picking up 13 wickets in three matches.

Shardul and Washington played a key role with both the bat and ball in the final Test in Brisbane as India ended Australia’s 32-year-old unbeaten run at the Gabba.


Both players with their 123-run stand for the seventh wicket, broke a 30-year-old record for India in Test cricket.

In the same match, Natarajan was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors in the first innings, returning with figures of three for 78.

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