Former West Indies skipper Carl Hooper was unable to contain his joy on a day that will go down in West Indies cricketing history after West Indies won a Test in Australia for the first time in 27 years. West Indies wonder boy, Shamar Joseph picked up a 7-fer as West Indies won the Gabba Test by 8 runs.
Australia have never lost a Pink Ball test match before. It took 27 years for West Indies to win a Test match in Australia. A young side did the unthinkable as West Indies stunned Australia at their fortress in Gabba, scripting an 8-run victory in a thrilling fourth day at Gabba.
Windies legend Hooper, 57, was at the Gabba. When the speedster, Shamar Joseph took the final wicket, the former skipper of Windies breaks into tears. Beating Pat Cummins‘s World Champions by eight runs was like a breath of fresh air for the windies.
In a clip uploaded to social media, Hooper was seen with his hands on his head in disbelief, tears rolling down his face as Jim Maxwell called the moment of the West Indies victory.
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Carl Hooper in the dressing room couldn't control his tears.
– This a victory of Test cricket, they richly deserved this. ❤️pic.twitter.com/bdYCAXZIjz
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 28, 2024
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‘Shamar Joseph has lit up West Indies cricket. It is a great feeling to be a West Indian,’ Brian Lara said, commentating for Fox Sports. Joseph had retired hurt and limped off from the field on the third evening when he was smashed on his right big toe by Mitchell Starc. The whole Gabba crowd spoke their volume for Joseph’s commitment and courage.
Joseph did not take the field initially on the fourth morning, despite warming up with the West Indies squad before play on Sunday. After taking a 5-fer in Adelaide, he announced himself as one of West Indies’ biggest hopes in Test cricket. ‘What a champion. Eighteen months ago he was not even on the scene,’ West Indies legend Brian Lara enthused on Fox Cricket.