Please note this is a humour article – work of pure fiction
Team India created history on Sunday by inflicting a 4-0 whitewash on Australia and successfully gain revenge for a similar result inflicted on MS Dhoni's team during India's Down Under tour in 2011-12. Through pictures, tweets and Facebook Wall snippets, The Unreal Times brings you the story of how this came about.
The Australian team flew into the subcontinent well before the 1st Test. After practicing hard in the nets — some towards the Test series, others towards the Indian Premier League (IPL) season after the series — they played the Indian Board President’s XI in Chennai, and thrilled Indian cricket fans, not by their scintillating strokeplay, but by the way their batsmen folded to young Kashmiri spinner Parvez Rasool, who was heralded as the next big find. In hindsight, that assessment needs to be tempered down given that this Australian team can be bowled out by even Harbhajan Singh’s grandmother!
The Aussies went on to play another meaningless warm-up match against India A, obviously not any wiser for it, oblivious to the coming pounding, and walked into the 1st Test at Chennai with their heads held high.
The 1st Test, Chepauk Stadium, Chennai
Still smarting from the 1-3 thrashing at the hands of the English, skipper Dhoni raised a few eyebrows right away when he dropped the most successful bowler in the India-England series, Pragyan Ojha, from the playing 11.