The young Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar played an important role in the victory of his team in the fourth and final test match against England as he played a beautiful knock of 96 unbeaten which was certainly no less than a century.
It was quite disappointing for not just Washington Sundar but also the Indian cricket lovers that he was not able to complete his ton as the Indian tailenders were not able to face the England bowlers for a brief time period. Washington Sundar batted beautifully and was a part of two century partnerships, first with Rishabh Pant and then with Axar Patel. After Axar Patel got out, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj got out in quick succession as India lost last three wickets in just 5 balls.
Washington Sundar’s father was also very upset with tailenders and said that it was not a matter of skills or technique, it was just about courage. As per him, many youngsters must have been watching the tailenders but they should not learn anything from them.
The former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer who is known for his hilarious tweets with memes took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and posted a meme of a scene from the Bollywood movie “3 Idiots”. In his tweet, Wasim Jaffer not only took a dig at the Indian tailenders but also praised Washington for his brilliant knock.
Wasim Jaffer wrote, “Axar, Ishant and Siraj next time they meet Washington’s father at a function But seriously this 96* is no less than a hundred, very well played @Sundarwashi5 #INDvENG”.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 6, 2021
Social media users also trolled tailenders as Washington Sundar could not complete his century and now finally Sundar has also responded to Wasim Jaffer’s tweet.
The young Indian cricketer wrote, “Thanks a lot bhaiya! 😅 Dad will definitely treat them with a lot of biryani and Halwa!”
Thanks a lot bhaiya! 😅 Dad will definitely treat them with a lot of biryani and Halwa! 😉
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) March 8, 2021
With the win in the fourth test match, the Indian team has also confirmed its seat in the finals of the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 in which they will be facing Kane Williamson led New Zealand.
As far as England’s tour is concerned, India and England will be playing 5 match T20I series starting March 12 and after that, both the teams will be facing each other in the 3 ODIs.