The recently concluded India-Australia series was one of the most closely fought ever, between the two sides! The touring Indian side were hit with a number of adversities but managed to bounce back and win the gruelling Test series against an almost full strength Australian side. India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after winning the Test series 2-1 and this was the first time in history that any cricketing side had used 20 different players through the length of a series. Only Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara played in all four Tests. A number of youngsters put up their hands and took over the mantle, when many of India's first-choice players suffered from injuries. Almost all these youngsters put in their heart and soul and ended up being heroes for India!

Now, as a gesture of appreciation for these youngsters, industrialist Anand Mahindra has announced a gift for 6 Indian players. Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to announce that he would be personally gifting Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini and T Natarajan with an all new Mahindra Thar SUV, each. He has also mentioned that these would be gifts from his own pocket and not at the company's expense. Talking about this special gift, Anand Mahindra wrote, "Six young men made their debuts in the recent historic series #INDvAUS (Shardul’s 1 earlier appearance was short-lived due to injury)They’ve made it possible for future generations of youth in India to dream & Explore the Impossible."

Anand Mahindra further wrote, "Theirs are true ‘Rise’ stories; overcoming daunting odds in the pursuit of excellence. They serve as an inspiration in all arenas of life. It gives me great personal pleasure to gift each of these debutants an All New THAR SUV on my own account—at no expense to the company. The reason for this gift is to exhort young people to believe in themselves & ‘Take the road less traveled.’ Bravo Mohammed, Shardul, Shubhman,Natarajan,Navdeep & Washington! I now plead with @Mahindra_Auto to get them their THARS on priority." This wonderful gesture has become the talk of the town, especially among netizens. Anand Mahindra's efforts would surely motivate a lot of other youngsters to strive towards excellence.

Check out his tweets here: