INDvsAUS 4th Test: The fourth Test between India and Australia as part of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is creating records. A crowd is going on in this match which is being held at the Ahmedabad venue.
First Published Mar 9, 2023, 3:57 PM IST
While the craze for Test matches is decreasing, the number of people to watch them is decreasing day by day, while cricket lovers and ex-players along with ICC are expressing concern, the fourth Test between India and Australia is creating records at the Ahmedabad venue. Gujarat Cricket Association and BCCI sources say that more than one lakh people have come to Narendra Modi Stadium to watch this test match live.
It is known that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese came to watch the match on the occasion of the start of the fourth Test. There is no need to talk about Modi mania in Gujarat. The records set on the first day at the Ahmedabad Stadium, Modi Mania or otherwise, have rewritten the history of 144 years of Test cricket.
Earlier in 2013, 91,092 people attended the first day to watch the Australia-England Test at Melbourne in 2013. Now the India-Australia match has broken the Melbourne record on the first day. More than one lakh people attended the IPL final in 2022 at the same Narendra Modi Stadium. It is known that the representatives of Guinness World Records also presented an award to BCCI Secretary Jai Shah for this. But to know the full number of those who came today, we have to wait for a few more days.
Meanwhile, Australia, who won the toss and batted first in this Test, scored 198 runs for the loss of 4 wickets at the end of 80 overs in the third session. In that team, Travis Head (32), Steve Smith (38) along with Peter Handscomb (17) and Labushane (3) joined the pavilion. Opener Usman Khawaja (86 not out) and Cameron Green (11 not out) are at the crease.
Last Updated Mar 9, 2023, 3:57 PM IST