'Priceless possession': Sundar shares pic with dad and debut Test cap

Jan 24 2021 02:51 PM
'Priceless possession': Sundar shares pic with dad and debut Test cap

India breached Australia's fortress The Gabba on Tuesday. It took 32 years and two months, but the unthinkable was achieved as an injury-ravaged young Indian team beat Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test to take the series 2-1. Basking in the glory of Border-Gavaskar Trophy win, all-rounder Washington Sundar on Saturday shared a picture with his father and Test debut cap.

Sundar had made his dream  Test debut against Australia in the fourth Test at Gabba, Brisbane and as a result, he became the 301st cricketer to play for India in the longest format.In his debut Test, Sundar had registered scores of 62 and 22. He also went on to take four wickets in the match, including a three-wicket haul in the first innings.  He shared a picture on Twitter, in which he is seen standing alongside his father. Sundar's father was seen flaunting the '301' number Test cap.

Sundar's father M Sundar, a former Ranji probable, had a godfather named PD Washington, who lived just two streets away from his home. He was an avid follower of cricket and had developed a fondness for M Sundar's game. In an unfortunate turn of events, PD passed away in 1999. Shortly thereafter, Sundar's first son was born. In memory of his late godfather PD Washington, M Sundar decided to name his son after him.

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