Former England captain Michael Vaughan has reacted to the viral video showing Brian Lara and Carl Hooper struggling to contain their emotions after the West Indies’ monumental victory over Australia in Brisbane.
The West Indies pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the game and stunned Australia by 8 runs in the second Test to level the two-match series. The victory also helped the Caribbean team end its long wait for a victory in the event on Australian soil. They had not won a Test in Australia since 1997 and not many had given them even a remote chance of ending the losing streak in the recently concluded series.
However, the Kraigg Brathwaite-led team put in a spirited performance to beat the reigning World Test Championship champions in their backyard. The hero of the match was Shamar Joseph, as he picked up seven wickets to inspire his team to a historic victory.
Michael Vaughan reacts:
Chasing 216, Australia were comfortably at 113 for 2 before Shamar Joseph turned the game on its head. The right-arm pacer, who had to retire injured 24 hours earlier after being stubbed on the toe by a crushing yorker from Mitchell Starc, troubled Australia with his pace and bounce. Steve Smith did his best and remained unbeaten on 91, but was left without partners when Joseph swept Australia.
“I would have been in tears, but I already cried when I got my five-wicket haul. It’s just happiness, when was the last time we won in Australia? I can’t even remember it. “Today is a big day for us,” Joseph said.
As soon as Joseph took off the stump to dismiss Josh Hazlewood, former West Indies captains Carl Hooper and Brian Lara became emotional. Lara, who was in the commentary booth at the time, was struggling to speak because his eyes were full of tears. Another video showed Hooper struggling to contain his emotions as well.
Michael Vaughan shared the video on bring out this emotion. ..X”
BC Lara crying… Carl Hooper crying… That’s what it means… T20 is great, but it will never ever bring out this emotion… x
– Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 28, 2024