Shamar Joseph scripts a legendary victory for West Indies against Australia
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Shamar Joseph scripts a legendary victory for West Indies against Australia

West Indies’ monumental triumph over Australian Side at GABBA On January 28, 2024

In the second Test at Gabba, Brisbane, West Indies defeated Australia by eight runs to tie the series at 1-1.

Shamar Joseph scripts a legendary victory for West Indies against Australia

“I hope these muscles are big enough, “Kraigg Brathwaite said in a suitable response to Rodney Hogg following Gabba’s victory. During the post-match presentation, Kraigg Braithwaite Said these lines.

Baracara To Brisbane Gabba 2024 :

Shamar Joseph, 24, has come a long way from one of the most isolated towns in the Caribbean islands to owning the opening day of his Test debut at the storied Adelaide Oval. 

In his debut Test match, the right-arm fast bowler claimed two wickets, including that of Australia’s new opener Steve Smith.

Batting at number eleven, he struck a blistering 36 to assist the visitors build a score that gave their bowlers something to work with.

In this historic victory, Shamar Joseph, who may have had a fractured toe, bowled 11.5 overs without resting and took 7 for 68, even though Steve Smith was left 91 not out.

Josh Da Silva: “Excellent.” Feelings are beyond words. We all thought we could succeed, and we did.”

Kemar Roach: “We were aware that something exceptional would be needed. That’s the best winning spell I’ve ever seen, I believe. Shamar Joseph  has accomplished something very remarkable for the Caribbean people.”

Who is Shamar Joseph : 

West Indian fast seam sensation who, after taking seven wickets for 68 runs to secure the historic victory at Gabba against world champions Australia, helped the Windies rebuild in the test format.

Anybody can Be Inspired and motivated by Shamar Joseph’s Journey After reading his biography, one could cry from the sheer agony of his upbringing; he was born and raised in the tiny, isolated community of Baracare on the Guyanan side.

Guy From Guyana: 

In the little Guyanaian village of Baracara, on August 31, 1999, Shamar Joseph was born. The family had five brothers and three sisters in the household when Joseph was born. 

West Indian giants Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh were idols to Joseph growing up; he watched match clips and even attempted to mimic them.

There was just one landline phone, one black-and-white television, and no internet access available in Baracara at the time.

His Childhood Struggles: 

Before becoming a player, Shamar Joseph assisted his family in the logging business by working alongside his father and siblings to cut timber logs in Baracara and transport them down the Canje River to New Amsterdam. 

Inspiring Story Of Shamar Joseph:

However, Shamar decided to leave Baracara and relocate to New Amsterdam to secure employment there and support his family after being almost struck by a falling tree.

Before Shamar Joesph worked as a security guard, Joseph was employed in New Amsterdam as a laborer, putting in grueling 12-hour stints both during the day and at night. 

After receiving his fiancée’s backing, Joseph resigned from his job to pursue his cricket goal.

Things happened so quickly for this guy from Guyana:

On January 17, Joseph made his West Indies debut in the Adelaide Test against Australia. In Test cricket, 

After Steve Smith was caught by Justin Greaves at first slip, he proceeded to grab a wicket with the very next delivery.

Shamar Joseph won Player of the Match and tournament awards for his remarkable spells, including a seven-wicket blitz at Gabba.

And on January 18, against Australia, Joseph made history by becoming the eleventh player from the West Indies to capture five wickets in his first-ever Test match, finishing with statistics of 5/94. 

Despite life’s struggles, he persisted in his passion for cricket. At 24 on 28th January 2024, he delivered an exceptional spell at the Gabba to win a test match for West Indies in Australia after 27 long years last time they beat Australia was in 1997.

Star Is Born : 

Shamar Joseph, however, considered the second test at the Gabba to be difficult. He was struck by a Mitchell Starc yorker on Saturday, Day 3 of the Test, which resulted in injuries. 

Shamar Joseph eventually had to withdraw wounded and needed scans. Joseph would, however, make a solid return on Sunday to assist the West Indies in winning their first Test match in Australia since 1997.

West Indies first epic win in 27 Years : 

Australia lost to the West Indies by eight runs, their first-ever loss in a day-night Test match. Its so called as legendary win for Windies cricket after Australia lost by eight runs in their first-ever day-night Test match against the West Indies. 

In their previous 11-day-night Test match occasions, Australia had won all of them. On the other hand, after losing their first four Test matches, this was the first victory for the West Indies in a day-night match.

The West Indies’ final Test match victory over Australia came at St John’s in 2003, by a margin of three wickets. In the previous 20 years, the West Indies played Australia in 20 Test matches; they lost 16 of them and drew four of them.

Shamar Joseph’s incredible seven-wicket spell and  8-run victory at Gabba will be remembered for a very long time by the cricket community and the Caribbean people.

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