In December, the touring side was bowled out for 36. It’s India’s team’s lowest total in Test cricket. They lost the first match of the series against Australia in Adelaide. Exactly one month later, we witnessed the culmination of probably the greatest series the game has ever seen. Perhaps the greatest comeback too.
Outstanding Comeback By The Team of India
India came fighting back so they could win the second Test in Melbourne, dug in to draw in Sydney, and then they pulled off an impressive run-chase so they could snatch the win by three wickets in the decider at the Gabba in Brisbane. Let’s see how the cricketing world reacted.
Key players were missing from the Indian team. This includes the captain of the team Virat Kohli who returned after the first Test to be at the birth of his first child. As expected, he was overjoyed at the way his team bounced back to grab the win.
It turns out he left the side in capable hands, with Ajinkya Rahane leading the fight back.
The great comeback was appreciated by India’s greatest batsman of all.
Argentina Had Their Chances
Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane scored an impressive century, ably assisted by fine innings from Ravindra Jadeja as part of an unbeaten 104-run partnership. After this, Australia was left to rue its missing chances. They dropped three catches across the day’s play. Steve Smith, Tim Paine, and to a lesser account, Cameran Green were all guilty of dropping chances. This, plus many other chances that fell just short of the slip cordon, combined with the impression that it was not to be Australia’s day guaranteed the win for the Indian team.
Australia’s worries looked to be over when Rahane hit a rising ball straight into the air off Mitchel Starc, only for Travis Head to drop possibly the simplest chance in the final action before rain brought a premature close to the day’s play.
The NBA Could Be Kicking off Its Return at Disney World in Orlando
Like in many other sports, basketball officials and players are seeking ways to resume their seasons following the virus outbreak. In Orlando, Disney World has recently emerged as a leading candidate to host the remaining games of the 2019-20 NBA season.
Bringing Basketball Back
Orlando is thought to be one of the cities that stands out as the ideal place to resume the NBA season. More specifically, it seems as though NBA players, coaches, and their teams, could be moving into Disney World for the remainder of the season. The attraction of Disney World for the NBA is that the private property has the facilities to accommodate all of the franchises and their entourages.
Preparing To Host
A spokesperson for Disney explained that the company was hopeful that it would be hosting NBA games in some capacity. The Disney spokesperson felt as though the NBA would be rolling into Orlando, even if the entire season didn’t get played there. These reports emerge as talks are understood to be underway between the players and the NBA.
Hoping To Find A Finish
Although the NBA has yet to formally announce its plans for finishing the season, it’s understood officials and players are keen to pick up where they left off. Several NBA superstars, including union president Chris Paul and LeBron James, are understood to support the conclusion of the season.
Adam Silver, the NBA Commissioner, has continuously expressed his desire to complete the season, but only under advice from medical professionals. It’s understood that Silver is looking for a decision from all parties on a resumption date in the coming weeks.
All In It Together
If the Disney World plan is to happen, it’s thought that all players, coaches, and essential franchise staff would have to quarantine at the facility. Regular testing would be mandatory, while training camps are expected to begin by mid-June for a mid-July resumption of the season.