Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar hails team India on their victory against Australia in the 2nd Test match at MCG. In the absence of the Virat Kohli team, India is expected to face the worst loss in the 2nd Test against Australia.

But Rahane led India to beat Australia by 8 wickets and showers in praise from all cricket lovers.

Shoaib Akhtar praises Indian cricket team

One of the cricket analyst Shoaib Akhtar praises India for their victory against Australia in the 2nd Test at MCG.

“Team India has beaten Australia like how you beat up a person in a sack. Characters are not made in crisis, they are exhibited. Team India has exhibited their talent when they were in deep crisis. This is team India’s character,” Shoaib Akhtar said on his YouTube channel.

“The best part was that they showed heart and courage today. They didn’t have 3 of their star players but it didn’t matter to them. Ajinkya Rahane quietly led the team but his success is making all the noise for him today. They say work hard in silence and let your success make the noise,” he added.

Watch Shoaib Akhtar’s view on AUS vs IND 2nd Test

Kohli-less India had to make four changes after a disappointing collapse in the first Test against Australia. Team India brought in Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Siraj (debutant), and Shubman Gill (debutant).

“India picked Siraj, he took 5 wickets. He is still young, couldn’t be by his father’s side when he passed away. He paid tribute to his father with his performance. Then came Gill, he’s certainly a big star in the making. So, Team India showed their character, that they have guts, heart and courage,” Akhtar further said.

“What impressed me the most was they should have fallen flat on their face in this match after the kind of defeat they suffered in the 1st Test. But they didn’t. They rose up to the challenge. When teams show their character like this, it doesn’t matter which religion or country the players belong to, I feel very happy,” he concluded.