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India-Australia Test series: Warne likens it to the 'Thrilla in Manila'

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Filed on January 19, 2021

The ‘Thrilla in Manila’ was the famous boxing bout between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, which took place in the Philippines in 1975.

As an engrossing final Test between the Indians and the Australians played out at the Gabba, Twitterati was buzzing about the beauty of Test cricket with former Australian spinner Shane Warne likening it to the ‘Thrilla in Manila.’

“This is crickets version of the “thriller in Manilla” ! What a series it has been and there is still so much to unfold at the GABBA in these last 25 overs !!!!!!! What’s the outcome ?” Warne wrote on Twitter.

The ‘Thrilla in Manila’ was the famous boxing bout between the great Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, which took place in the Philippines in 1975. It was was brutal fight that went the distance to 14 rounds.

Meanwhile, former England pacer Darren Gough said that it was a “great” series between two “terrific” teams.

“Well this is great test match cricket Australia v India @cheteshwar1 #yorkshiregrit #digin

2 terrific teams that have played a great series,” Gough wrote.

Meanwhile, Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle said it was great to see players like Shubman Gill and Rishabh Pant entice people back to Test cricket.

“Isn't it brilliant that young players like Shubman Gill and Rishabh Pant are drawing people into Test cricket.” wrote Bhogle.

Opener Gill made a fighting 91, while Pant brought his trademark counter-attacking qualities to the fore.

james@khaleejtimes.com





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