As the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy approaches, rumours have been circulating that India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will flip the coin at the toss. This historic event is expected to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium, where the Indian cricket team will face off against Australia.
Several reports suggest that Modi will be joined by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese for the event. While these reports are unconfirmed, it has been speculated that Modi may not only watch the game but also flip the coin in the centre before the start of the game.
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy has been fiercely contested by both teams, with India currently leading the four-match series 2-1. If India wins the fourth Test, they will join Australia in the WTC final. However, the Indian team has struggled with their batting in the series, with only one century so far, scored by Rohit Sharma in the first Test in Nagpur.
Despite the batting struggles, all-rounder Axar Patel has been impressive with the bat in hand, scoring 185 runs across three games at an average of 92.50, including two half-centuries. Patel has also formed valuable partnerships with the Indian tailenders, rescuing the team from several precarious situations during the series.
Australia, on the other hand, will be missing regular skipper Pat Cummins, who is tending to his unwell mother. Steve Smith will again lead the Australian team in the Ahmedabad Test. The inclusion of Matthew Kuhnemann has worked wonders for the visitors, adding depth to Australia’s spin attack.
The presence of both prime ministers at the historic event is sure to add to the excitement of the match, which is expected to draw a large crowd. The Narendra Modi Stadium, the largest cricket stadium in the world, is known for its impressive facilities and has hosted several high-profile events since its inauguration in February 2020.