Washington Sundar and his dog Gabba | Twitter/@Sundarwashi5
Washington Sundar and his dog Gabba | Twitter/@Sundarwashi5
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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!”

 

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.

The popular cricket account, Cricket Shithousery’ also responded. “The shithousery from India continues….,” it said in reply to Sundar’s tweet.

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.

(Edited by Arun Prashanth)

 

 

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