In 2021 we’re in the afterglow of another Australia and India test series that enchanted us all. It marked 20 years since another great series – the iconic 2001 series in India. 2001 did lots of things for cricket, but in The Greatest Season That Was Podcast series we explored the events of the decade before 2001 – political, financial and on the field and how they changed the way two countries interacted with each other forever.
This Talk will go into the background of how Australia and India went from virtual strangers who went years without playing each other to the rivalry that arguably defines 21st century cricket. And how that 2001 series consummated everything that was building.
Shannon Gill, Sports Journalist
Shannon Gill is a freelance Australian sports journalist who has written for ESPN, ESPN Cricinfo, Wisden, The Roar and The Footy Almanac. He is the co-creator and host of ‘The Greatest Season That Was’ sports documentary podcast.
Outside of journalism, in his other professional life Shannon has spent time working in the Australian sporting industry including stints at Cricket Australia and the Australian Football League.