The Australian cricket team is currently playing an ICC World Test Championship series against the Pakistan cricket team in Pakistan. It is a historic series. The Pakistan cricket team is playing against the Aussies at home for the first time since 1998. However, the home side has struggled against Australia.
The first match of the series ended in a stalemate. The second game is currently underway at Karachi’s National Stadium. The Aussies called the coin toss right and elected to bat first. The pitch looked good for batting as Australia posted a 556-run total in the first innings.
Usman Khawaja scored a ton for the visitors. It seemed like the wicket was great for batting like the first Test. So fans expected Pakistan to score big as well. However, the same did not happen. Mitchell Starc derailed Pakistan’s innings with a three-wicket haul as Australia bowled them out for just 148 runs.
Despite taking a mammoth first innings lead of 408 runs, Australia decided against enforcing a follow-on on their rivals. Many fans were confused because Australia could have wrapped up the match with another solid bowling performance.
Wasim Jaffer remembered Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman when the Aussies decided to bat again
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 14, 2022Advertisement
Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer is famous for his witty comments on social media. He has earned a huge fan following with his tweets. The most recent one was related to Pakistan vs. Australia match.
Back in 2001, when Australia enforced a follow-on on India in a match in Kolkata, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman stitched up a 376-run partnership, thereby helping India win. It was exactly 21 years ago today. Thus, Jaffer wrote on his official Twitter account:
“21 years later Aussies are still hesitant to enforce follow on. Reason: (a photo of VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid from the Eden Gardens Test of 2001).