India’s all-rounder Washington Sundar took to social media to share a picture of himself with his new pet dog.
The 21-year-old wrote, “Love is a four-legged word. World, meet Gabba!”
Sunder named his pet dog after the Gabba stadium in Australia, where he made his Test debut in January and helped India win on the venue after 32 years.
Coming with the touring Indian cricket team as a net bowler, Washington Sundar made an unexpected debut at the Gabba in the final India-Australia Test.
His debut story is like a romantic novel, He was picked ahead of a more experienced Kuldeep Yadav, apparently for his prowess with the bat. The move turned out to be the best decision as Washington Sundar dismissed Australian batting star Steve Smith for just 36 in the first innings and returned overall figures of 3-31.
In the second dig, when the Indian batting was reeling at 186-6, Sundar with fellow allrounder Shardul Thakur stitched an all-important 123-run partnership.
Sundar was earlier asked to stay back with the side as a net bowler as injury concerns marring the tour.
After his heroics in Australia, Washington Sundar has cemented his place as one of India’s four top all-rounders in Test cricket.
Indian skkiper Virat Kohli has already clarified that Sundar is ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin in the pecking order for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
His precipitous rise began in IPL 2020, where he was the second most economical bowler (5.38). Sundar will be back plying his trade for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021.