For India, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Saurav Ganguly, and VVS Luxman had known the fab four in world cricket. They have generational batting geniuses that dignified India’s middle order for many years. But after the series against Australia and England, the new Fab Four could well denote Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar and Axar Patel. They have stepped out to bat at numbers 6, 7, 8, and 9 respectively. They have played a winning knock with the bat, even though batting is not their sole occupation.
These India’s new 4 Fab – Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar and Axar Patel have collectively scored 695 runs with 2 hundred and five 50-plus scores. Between Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli, they only collected 636 runs with just 5 half-centuries.
Do you think India has ever had such a utilitarian middle-lower-order? Of course, they have but they got but you have to go back into the 1980s when the Indian team bragged Ravi Shastri, Kapil Dev, Chetan Sharma, Madan Lal, and Roger Binny.
India’s new Fab four game-changing knocks against Australia and England not only drive in their team an aura but also a sense of reminiscent and invincibility of the Australian teams that were to be before the 1990s. Additionally, we can add Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya to this list.
Some Instances in the Last Two Months
Indian middle and lower order batsman has played some brilliant knocks in the last two months. Let’s have a look at them:
This 23-year’s wicket-keeper batsman is in his best form. He played some outstanding knocks, such as 97 in the 2nd innings at Sydney Cricket Ground followed it an unbeaten 98 at Gabba. These two knocks helped India to seal the series. After this, he continued his form against England and played some memorable counterattacking 88-ball 91 in the first test.
Nevertheless, he did his best in the final test of the India Versus England series and scored 101 of 118 balls. Also, he made an impactful partnership of a crucial 113 runs with Washington Sundar.
Before his Test debut, he was known as an Off Spinner, but when he got the chance to bat, he immediately quashed a poised 62. Against Australia, India were 186/6 when Sundar joined Shardul Thakur and stacked a 123-run partnership that leads India to 33 runs. This was not the end; he again scored unbeaten 85 and 96 against England in Ahmedabad.
In his career’s first test series, he grabbed a 5-wicket haul in the second inning of his first test match. However, in addition to this, he scored 43 in the first inning of the last test in Narendra Modi Stadium and managed a 106-run partnership with Washington Sundar. Because of this, India managed to lead with 160 runs and won the test with an inning and 25 runs.