‘Tears in my eyes…’: AB de Villiers’ emotional post on lion-hearted Shamar Joseph | Cricket News – Times of India



NEW DELHI: Overcoming injury, rookie pacer Shamar Joseph displayed exceptional resilience, delivering a dream spell in Brisbane to announce his arrival on the big stage. Joseph secured impressive figures of 7-68 as the West Indies pulled off a stunning eight-run victory against Australia on Sunday, marking their first Test win Down Under since 1997.
Australia appeared to be in cruise mode towards the target of 216 early on day four of the day-night second Test at the Gabba.

However, Joseph, bowling with an injured toe in his debut series, made a dramatic return to the field, surprising the world champions with a fiery display of fast bowling.

Joseph was retired hurt on Saturday when his right toe was struck by a Mitchell Starc yorker. West Indies were bowled out for 193 in their second innings.

The 24-year-old saved his best for last.
Sending tailender Josh Hazlewood’s (0) off-stump cartwheeling for his seventh wicket of the innings, Joseph sealed the deal for the Windies and sprinted across the Gabba outfield, exuberantly pounding his chest in jubilation alongside his teammates.

Former South Africa star cricketer AB de Villiers took to social media and posted a special message for Joseph.
“The Shamar Joseph fairytale! Special scenes. Do yourself a favour, go read about his life on wikipedia! Literally had tears in my eyes while reading about his journey. Inspirational to say the least,” De Villiers wrote on his X handle.

It was Australia’s first loss in 12 pink-ball Tests.
The two-match Test series ended in a 1-1 draw.
The two teams will now face off in a three-match ODI series, starting with the first ODI on February 2 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.



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