India breached fortress Gabba on Jan. 19, 2021. After a disastrous first match where India was bundled for 36, things did not look bright.
Undetered by sharp criticism, Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill guided India to victory. Australia suffered their first defeat at Gabba since 1988.
In the absence of Kohli, not many gave India a fighting chance after 1st Test but the visitors proved them wrong.
“There could be a good chance (of a whitewash)... With Kohli not being there... there's almost no one to pick them up after a loss like that.”
“I thought their (India's) only opportunity to win a Test match was at Adelaide... I don't think they'll be able to turn it around.”
“Can you imagine this Indian batting line-up without Virat Kohli for the next two Test matches? They are in deep trouble.”
“I Just can't see how they can bounce back after Australia white-washed them on the third day (in Adelaide)... four-nil to Australia.”
“Told ya... India are going to get hammered in the Test series... #AUSvIND #4-0.”