If there is one cricket memory from recent times that has been etched into the hearts of fans forever, it has to be India’s historic series win down under in Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21. It was always going to be a competitive Test series between two quality sides but the visitors were pushed back to the wall in the very first game.
The infamous 36 all-out at Adelaide meant that India did not just lose the first match but they were literally thrashed by the Aussies. Virat Kohli was also slated to not be a part of the remainder of the series and everyone was predicting a possible 4-0 whitewash for India. But against all odds and despite continuous injuries, Ajinkya Rahane and Co. did not lose hope and eventually went on to complete one of the most epic comebacks in the history of the sport to win the series 2-1.
Almost a year after the historic win, Sony Sports is planning to launch a cricket documentary titled “Down Underdogs” which will be based on India’s incredible feat down under while being the underdogs. The teaser of the same has been released and it is certainly giving goosebumps.
Watch the teaser here:
— Mudaffal Vhora (@Mudaffal_vhora) December 16, 2021
We never thought Adelaide Test match really existed: Hanuma Vihari
Reflecting on how the players got themselves ready to script a remarkable comeback in the series after a huge loss in the 1st Test, Hanuma Vihari says, “We never thought Adelaide Test match really existed. We took it aside and we just thought that only 3 Test matches we came here to play and it’s gonna start in Melbourne.”
In the teaser, Mohammed Siraj can also be seen expressing his emotions on what the series meant to him and how difficult it was for him to play after knowing about his father’s death. It looks like that the documentary encapsulates the roller coaster ride that the players, commentators and cricket fraternity went through during the historic series.
Summary of Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21
1st Test (Adelaide) – Australia won by 8 wickets
2nd Test (Melbourne) – India won by 8 wickets
3rd Test (Sydney) – Match Drawn
4th Test (Gabba) – India won by 3 wickets
Result: India won the 4-match series 2-1