Kraigg Braithwaite Brutally Responds To The ‘Pathetic And Shameless’ Tag From Rodney Hogg – In a remarkable twist of fate, the West Indies emerged triumphant over Australia in a nail-biting showdown at the Gabba. The key architect of this historic victory was Shamar Joseph, who delivered an outstanding performance by claiming seven wickets. This win holds significant historical weight for the West Indies, marking their first Test victory in Australia in an astonishing 27 years. The Gabba witnessed an enthralling climax as the margin of victory hung precariously at a mere eight runs, leaving spectators captivated by the dramatic finish.
The home team, in their pursuit of 216 runs for a 2-0 series win, initially appeared in control at 2-113 during the morning session on the fourth day. The modest crowd of 3,162 spectators at the Brisbane match experienced an unexpected turn of events when Shamar Joseph, despite nursing a toe injury from a yorker by Mitchell Starc the previous night, showcased exceptional skill by securing six wickets in just 10 overs.
As the tension escalated, Steve Smith emerged as a beacon of hope for Australia with an unbeaten score of 91, exhibiting exceptional skills in his second Test as an opener. However, Joseph’s relentless determination came to the forefront when he dismissed Josh Hazlewood’s stumps, securing his seventh wicket. In a breathtaking moment, Joseph sprinted towards the boundary, etching an unforgettable spectacle in the annals of cricket history as the series concluded in a 1-1 draw.
Kraigg Braithwaite Brutally Responds To The ‘Pathetic And Shameless’ Comments From Rodney Hogg
Following the West Indies’ stunning victory over Australia, Captain Kraigg Brathwaite responded to criticism by stating, “Mr. Rodney Hogg told us that we were ‘pathetic and hopeless,’ so that served as our motivation. I would like to ask him now, ‘are these muscles big enough for you?'” Brathwaite expressed a determination to prove the critics wrong and demonstrated the team’s resilience. The captain highlighted the team’s collective effort to show the world that they are not deserving of the labels “pathetic” and “hopeless.” This response suggests that the comments from Mr. Rodney Hogg served as a powerful motivational factor for the West Indies, inspiring them to defy expectations and emerge victorious in the face of adversity. Brathwaite’s words reflect not only the team’s physical strength but also their mental strength and the desire to silence doubters by delivering a remarkable performance on the field.
For the past few years, the West Indies cricket team has faced persistent trolling and criticism for their subpar performances in both Test and ODI formats. Enduring a string of disappointments, they became a target for skepticism and negative comments. The recent victory against Australia at the Gabba, marked by Shamar Joseph’s exceptional seven-wicket haul, serves as a memorable redemption moment for the West Indies. This triumph not only breaks a long-standing Test victory drought in Australia but also provides the team with a powerful retort to the detractors who had doubted their capabilities and resilience in the international cricket arena.
Kraigg Braithwaite said, "Mr. Rodney Hogg told us that we were 'pathetic and hopeless' so that was our motivation. I want to ask him now, 'are these muscles big enough for you?'. We wanted to show the world that we're not pathetic". pic.twitter.com/FL64CX24p2
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