New Delhi. West Indies cricket team created history by defeating Australia by 8 runs in the Brisbane Test. This is West Indies’ first Test win against Australia at home after 27 years. At the same time, after 1988, apart from India, West Indies has become the second country, which has broken the pride of Australia at the Gaba ground.
24 year old fast bowler Shamar Joseph played an important role in the victory of West Indies. He bowled 11.5 overs continuously in the second innings and took 7 wickets for 68 runs.
With this victory, the West Indies team silenced those who had completely rejected the Caribbean team even before the series. Captain Craig Brathwaite himself also mentioned this during the presentation after the victory.
In fact, before the start of the Test series, former Australian fast bowler Rodney Hogg had said that it would be difficult for the West Indies team to even stand in front of Australia, let alone win the Test series. But, the Caribbean team led by Brathwaite gave a befitting reply to Hogg by registering victory at Gabba.
These muscles of mine are enough for a hog: Braithwaite
After the match, Brathwaite said, "I am extremely proud. I must say that we had two words that motivated us in this Test match. Rodney Hogg had said that we are hopeless and disappointed. These words spoken by him became an inspiration for us. We wanted to show the world that we are not weak. Now I want to ask him whether these biceps of mine are enough for him. We want to tell that we are not disappointed."
‘Shamar played with pain killer injection’
he adds, "I knew Shamar was ready for us maybe an hour before the game. The doctor said he had an injection and was quite well and then he told me he was going to bowl on the fourth day. I had to support him. He is a superstar and I know he will do better for West Indies in the future. Just his confidence, it’s a great example for this team. Like I said this is the beginning. We have to continue to play with heart and keep fighting for West Indies. I would like to play more Test cricket."
Let us tell you that Rodney Hogg is a former Australian cricketer and he had completely rejected the West Indies team before the Test series and now West Indies has responded to Hogg by defeating Australia at Gabba.