April 15, 2001
The victory at Kolkata was no ordinary victory. It was a virtual miracle that is going to be remembered for many years to come. Perhaps no team in the world has come from behind in such an aggressive fashion not only to cover the deficit of the first innings but also to post a healthy total, and then go on to dismiss the opposing side with many, many runs to spare. It showed also what good cricket is all about -- grit and determination, application and innovation and forgetting the limitations and doing your very best. And, it was India, no one else, that taught the world this all-important lesson, says Ashwini Bhatnagar
series is over and the edge-of- the- seat excitement has ended. What
remains are memories of yesterday and the possibilities for tomorrow.
India convincingly won the three-Test series 2-1 and lost the one-day
matches 3-2, giving the Australians a run for their money. In fact,
after the 171-run loss in the Kolkata Test, Australian captain Steve
Waugh had shrugged his shoulders and commented,"It is just a game
of cricket. No one’s died. The sun will come up tomorrow."
Obviously, the defeat was rankling but he was still hopeful of winning
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