From a near impossible win at the Gabba with a second-string side to walloping a hapless South Africa in their own backyard, 2021 can easily go down in the annals as ‘one of the greatest in Indian cricket’, opener KL Rahul asserted on Thursday after his side breached the Centurion fortress.
Between the start and finish of the year, India also recorded creditable Test victories at the Lord’s and the Oval. Rahul was an architect in all these milestone wins on more than one occasion. He had scored a hundred in India’s win at the Lord’s.
Having set the tone with his first innings hundred, the stand-in vice-captain for the South Africa series summed up the year when the Indian team became the first Asian nation to win a Test at the Centurion. ‘It’s a super super special year for team India. The kind of achievements that we have gotten this year has been truly special. I think it will go down as one of the greatest years in Indian cricket history,’ Rahul said at the post match press conference. ‘It has taken a lot of hardwork and discipline. We have worked really hard as a team for few years,’ added Rahul.