Rishabh Pant may have been getting all the praises for his knock of 101 in the fourth and final test match of the series but we just can’t ignore the fact that Washington Sundar also played a vital role in putting up a score of 365 on the board in reply to England’s 205. Sundar has been quite unlucky that he missed his century just by 4 runs as he remained unbeaten at 96 runs. He was a part of 113 runs partnership with Rishabh Pant and then he shared a partnership of 107 runs with Axar Patel.
Washington Sundar made his debut in the fourth and final test match against Australia and impressed everyone with his knocks of 62 and 22 not out. In the first test match against England, he missed the chance of scoring his maiden century as he was stranded at the score of 85 runs not out and in the fourth test match against England, he against missed his century as Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj got out very quickly.
Not just the fans of Washington Sundar but his father was also very disappointed with the tailenders as he said that tailenders couldn’t even manage to stay on the crease for a brief period. He said that it would have been a very big mistake if India had needed 10 runs to win the match. As per him, a good number of youngsters must have watched what happened and they shouldn’t learn what the Indian tailenders did as it was certainly not about the skills or the technique, it was about the courage as the England bowlers were tired and even Stokes was bowling at 123-126 kmph only.
Washington Sundar’s father also says that he is not able to understand as to why people express surprise over Sundar’s batting as he can not only bat and face the new ball but he is also ready for whatever duty that team India bestows on him.
Washington Sundar also talked about missing the chance of scoring his first century as he said that winning his first test series is an amazing feeling and he is not at all upset for missing his century as he believes that it will come when the time will be right and till then, he is happy making contributions.
Washington Sundar may score his first test hundred at Lord’s if he gets to play in the finals of the ICC World Test Championship against New Zealand and for that, we need to wait and watch!