Washington Sundar’s father disappointed despite son’s 62-run knock
Even though Washington Sundar has won almost everyone’s heart with his 62-run knock and 123-run seventh wicket partnership against Australia at The Gabba on Sunday (January 17), there is at least one person who was still left disappointed.
The man question is Sundar’s father himself, whom Sundar had promised prior to the match that he would certainly get a big score.
Washington Sundar’s father M Sundar is disappointed that his son, who was the ninth man to be dismissed, could not reach the three figures.
“I am disappointed he did not get a 100. When Siraj came, he should have hit fours and sixes. He is capable of that. He should have gone for sixes. He could have gone for pulls and big hits. Perhaps, he thought of trying to come close to Australia’s total as the lead was very less,” Sundar’s father said.
“I speak to him in Australia every day. I told him last evening whenever you get a chance, get a big score. He said, ‘sure I will’.”
M Sundar also revealed that he named his son after his own mentor PD Washington.
“My mentor was called Washington. He helped me a lot in my career. Through gratefulness, I kept my son’s name after him,” explained the senior Sundar.
Sundar’s 123-run stand with Shardul Thakur is the third best 7th wicket partnership for Team India, behind Rishabh Pant-Ravindra Jadeja (204 runs in Sydney, 2019) and Vijay Hazare-Hemu Adhikari (132 runs in Adelaide, 1948).
Thanks to the tail wagging half centuries from India’s No.7 and 8 batsmen, India came almost close to Australia’s first innings total. Australia are currently leading India by 54 runs after finishing day three at 21 without any wicket.
Before starring with the bat, Sundar also took three wickets for 89 runs in Australia’s first innings, and will look to add to the tally in the second innings as well.