India and Australia will clash again in the third Test of the four-match Test series on March 1 in Indore. However, the fourth Test match which will be played on March 9, has already gained more attention as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian PM Anthony Albanese will be attending the match.
However, it was already being speculated that Modi and Albanese would go to watch the fourth Test match, but now it has been confirmed. Last week, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited Australia to set the ground for his visit to India. Albanese also tweeted about meeting Jaishankar in Australia.
"It was wonderful to meet with @DrSJaishankar his morning ahead of my trip to India next month. We discussed our strategic partnership, economic opportunities and the people-to-people ties that enrich our nations," he tweeted.
Talking about the series, the Indian team defeated Australia by 6 wickets in the Delhi Test after their huge win the first Test by an inning and 132 runs. The Indian Team has already retained the BGT trophy as they are ahead 2-0 in the series. The Men in Blue just need one more win to seal their spot in the World Test Championship final in June.
I thought they bowled really well: Pat Cummins
Meanwhile, ahead of the third Test, the Kangaroos have already suffered some huge blows as their skipper Pat Cummins, fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, star opener David Warner and allrounder Ashton Agar flew back to home. However, Cummins is likely to return back before the first Test on March 1.
After a horrible loss in the 2nd Test against India, the Kangaroo skipper talked about the match in the post-match conference and said that Indian bowlers bowled really well but Australian batters made some silly mistakes as every batter was seen playing the sweep or reverse-sweep shot and ended up losing their wickets.
“I thought they bowled really well, it’s not easy out there, but perhaps some guys went away from their methods. Each batter has their own way to go about it. I don’t think there’s any one-size-fits-all rule. Unfortunately, quite a few of us got out with kind of cross-batted shots which might not be our preferred method,” Cummins told reporters after Australia‘s six-wicket defeat to India in the 2nd Test.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Are itna hi time hai toh, Ganga cleaning ko leke bill tayyar kardo, 2014 se ek hi vaada chalra hai— MY DOG STEPPED ON A BEEE (@dogbeee1) February 21, 2023
Modi Ji be like 🤣 pic.twitter.com/DoQGgpJ3M0— Jethiyaaaa (@neeraj91mathur) February 21, 2023
PM Anthony albanese after watching his team getting whitewashed pic.twitter.com/DWKBEYWLu1— Manav Khandare (@Manav_45) February 21, 2023
Meanwhile Australian Players Practicing Sweep Shot 😅 pic.twitter.com/fcvvzZmgvg— Rohan Kale 🇮🇳 (@RohanKale2700) February 21, 2023
Then it's confirm now in 4th BGT KL Rahul will not play. 😁— Gopal Nath/গোপাল নাথ (@GNATH_) February 21, 2023
Desh me or kam nhi hai kiya.— Niranjan (@iam_Niranjan18) February 21, 2023
2 din ke liye kyu aana hai ise😂— Prachetas Kottawa₹ (@Prachu_shocks) February 21, 2023