West Indies took a long 27 years to win a Test match in Australia. The inexperienced side was written off even before it landed on the Australian shores. However, West Indies did the unthinkable as they stunned formidable Australia at their fortress in Gabba by scripting a fighting 8-run win in a thrilling fourth day encounter.
West Indies legend Brian Lara was in the commentary box at the iconic stadium in Brisbane during the famous victory. The former great was unable to control his tears as he described the victory as a ‘big day in the history of West Indies cricket’.
Even Lara was found embracing fellow commentator Adam Gilchrist in the commentary box. The former West Indies great was filled with joy after Shamar Joseph got the last wicket of Josh Hazlewood by knocking the off-stump of the left-handed batter.
“Unbelievable. 27 years to beat Australia in Australia. Young inexperienced, written off! This West Indies team can stand tall today. West Indies cricket can stand tall today. Today is a big day in West Indies cricket. Congratulations, Congratulations to every single member of that West Indies team,” said Lara.
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Adam Gilchrist can't control his emotion. This Gabba win will be very close to what India had done.#INDvENG #AUSvsWI #Gill #KLRahul #Ashwin #CricketTwitterpic.twitter.com/9L5xFGJ2Db
The legendry cricketer was seen filled with emotions as the West Indies cricketers set off for a victory lap at the Gabba.
The video clip of the incident has gone viral over various social media platforms. Responding to the video, several fans have showered the comment box with amazing comments.
“Aus commentators have a big heart!” wrote a fan on social media account X (earlier known as Twitter).
“Man look at Brain Lara, he was in so much mental pain seeing what has happened to this west indies team. Today was a redemption for him,” tweeted another fan.