INDIA VS AUSTRALIA | BORDER - GAVASKAR TROPHY | 2ND TEST, MCG
DAY 4 REVIEW
Anand Mahindra, chairman of automobile and IT conglomerate
Pic / image courtesy: BCCI.TV
Mahindra Group tweeted this after India's 8-wicket Test victory at the MCG on Wednesday: "This match should be studied by psychologists & motivational experts to understand & appreciate the turnaround."
Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane, the man of the match, summed up this turnaround in three words: Character, Intent, Attitude.
So Mahindra's recommendation to psychologists and motivational experts would be to include these three traits, CIA, into their study of the match.
The word 'Character' confounded commentator Harsha Bhogle who felt that it was being used increasingly. Bhogle, originally from Hyderabad, became more curious when legends Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar too used 'Character' when summarising the series leveling victory.
'Character' is indeed a popular term used in Mumbai's cricket world from where all three Gavaskar, Tendulkar and Rahane rose to fame.
The word is used loosely to refer to someone's eccentricity as in "He's a character" as well as to explain a person or team's positive side as in "They showed great character".
Implementing the true meaning of these three words or terms on the field was a herculean task.
However, all of India's 11 players, two of them debutants, successfully applied them against an opposition, playing at home and riding on the back of a thumping victory.