“Key architect in the script of historic victory”: Sachin Tendulkar’s special praise for Shamar Joseph

Shamar Joseph and Sachin Tendulkar

Former Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar reminded everyone of the excitement and flair that cricket’s longest format still contains after watching West Indies pacer Shamar Joseph script a historic Test victory in the pink ball in Australia after a long time to level the Test series at 1-1.

Shamar Joseph was taking part in his first Test series in Australia and became a key asset for the West Indies youth team, which was originally looking to achieve a first Test series victory against the world champions for the first time since 1992. /93.

However, that did not happen after the visitors lost the first Test in Adelaide by 10 wickets and had slim chances of even thinking about leveling the series. It was said that it would be even more difficult for them to get a positive result given that the second Test was a pink-ball day-night Test match.

However the West Indies The team came out with a very lethal mentality into the game and they reflected it from the beginning. After suffering a dramatic middle-order collapse that reduced them to 64/5 before Joshua Da Silva and Kevin Sinclair handled the situation.

The duo took the West Indies from 64 to 213 before Da Silva departed for 79. Then, Alzarri Joseph’s quickfire 32 off 22 and Sinclair’s 50 off 98 helped the visitors score 311 in the first innings. Australia would then declare 289 before the visitors scored 193 and set a target of 216 for the Australians.

West Indies’ total could have been increased had Shamar Joseph not retired injured after withstanding a crushing yorker from Mitchell Starc. Joseph’s participation was also quite doubtful due to his toe injury, but he returned to help the team like a true team man does.

Just after Alzarri Joseph and Justin Greaves made advances from Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne, Shamar didn’t waste much time joining the match. He came and took consecutive wickets of Cameron Green and Travis Head before claiming Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins to reduce Australia to 175/8.

Steve Smith was primed for a sensational century as Australia’s new Test opener, but his wish was cut short by the man of the hour, Shamar Joseph, who claimed the wicket of Josh Hazlewood with a clean delivery and went for a spin. the gardens at the Gabba.

“This is the format that is really challenging,” says Sachin Tendulkar while praising Shamar Joseph

After the series was tied 1-1, the entire cricket fraternity showed respect and appreciation for the brave character of Shamar Joseph and Sachin Tendulkar also joined in. The 50-year-old legendary figure stated that Test cricket remains the most exciting and challenging format that tests a player’s resolve before calling Joseph the architect of this famous victory.

“Shamar Joseph’s remarkable spell to claim 7 wickets highlights the sheer determination and drama of Test cricket. This is the format that truly challenges and shows the mettle of a player. A key architect in scripting a historic West Indies victory in Australia after 27 years.” – Tendulkar wrote in X.