New Delhi: In January, all-rounder Washington Sundar played a key role in India breaking the 32-year Gabba jinx.
The off-spinning all-rounder, who made his debut in the game, took four wickets, including that of Steve Smith. More importantly, he scored a back-to-the-wall 62 runs to bail India out during the first innings, in a memorable 123-run partnership with Shardul Thakur, and followed it up with 22 crucial runs in the second.
And now the Indian cricketer has commemorated the match, by naming his dog after the venue.
Sundar posted a picture and introduced his four-legged-friend to the world. The 21-year-old captioned the picture of an adorable dog with, “Love is a four-legged word. World, meet Gabba!”
Love is a four-legged word. World, meet Gabba! 🐾 pic.twitter.com/I1O76Jm63o
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) April 3, 2021
A hit on social media
Since he posted the photograph on social media,
Sundar’s post has managed to garner over 33k ‘likes’ on Twitter and over 1.3k retweets.
It has drawn a response from the official account of England’s Barmy Army, which shared a meme of English cricketer Jason Roy guffawing.
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) April 3, 2021
The popular cricket account, Cricket Shithousery’ also responded. “The shithousery from India continues….,” it said in reply to Sundar’s tweet.
The shithousery from India continues… https://t.co/KWJVK7qLz7
— Cricket Shithousery (@CricketRustling) April 3, 2021
Not everyone, however, was amused by the idea. A few slammed Sundar for the post.
“This is nonsense. Respect your opponents and venues,” tweeted one user.
This is nonsense
Respect your opponents and venues
You should focus on your Future
Imagine if English or aussie named their pet Chepok or Wankhede
Gabba win is inspirational
This is Cheap
— Manush🇮🇳 (@Thank_____Y0u) April 4, 2021
This is utter nonsense. Karma will play his role and you will be reminded of this soon later. You've lost all the respect which you earned from your hardwork because of this nonsense. Learn from Ajinkya who did not cut the cake shaped like Kangaroo.
— Shrikant (@MrShrikantK413) April 4, 2021
(Edited by Arun Prashanth)
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