Ajinkya Rahane recently shared an incident, involving Indian Opener Rohit Sharma and the star all-rounder Shardul Thakur from the historic Gabba Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 202-21. In the recently released documentary ‘Bando me the dum’ on the OTT platform Voot, Rahane revealed how Thakur’s dismissal on the final day of the Test had annoyed Sharma.
India were closing in on the victory when they lost Washington Sundar as he attempted a reverse sweep against Nathan Lyon. Remembering the incident Ajinkya Rahane said,
“Shardul Thakur was walking in when Washington got out. Rohit told him ‘This is your opportunity of becoming a hero’. And he just nodded and left. Rohit was sitting next to me. He said, ‘let the match get over, let us win, I will teach him a lesson’. I said, forget it, we’ll see once the match is over.”
R Ashwin also talked about this incident where he shared how Sharma wanted Thakur to finish the game. He said,
“As he was about to go, Rohit said, “Shardul, finish it”. This is exactly what he said, I totally understand Shardul. He would have imagined… ‘like how Ravi bhai said, Dhoni hits a six and wins the World Cup’.”
“So inside Shardul’s head, he has already figured out the moment, the commentary, the book the movie, everything. So Shardul’s gone for it, it’s gone to short square leg and got out. And everybody inside is like “What are you doing?”
Despite Shardul’s dismissal, India managed to win the Test and breached the Gabba fortress and end the unbeaten streak of Australia at the ground which stood for 32 years. The series will forever be remembered by the Indian fans for their win against all odds. The historic series is covered in the documentary ‘Bando me the tum’ streaming on the OTT platform Voot.