Sunil Gavaskar: Virat Kohli-led Test team India’s best ever
Bengaluru: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar has hailed the Virat Kohli-led Test team as India’s best ever. The batting legend said they have the bowling attack to win the five-day contests on any pitch. Gavaskar compared the present outfit with the past ones and explained how Kohli’s men were different.
“I believe this team is the best ever Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills, in terms of temperament. Can’t think of a better Indian Test team,” Gavaskar said.
"This team has the attack to win on any surface. It doesn't need any help in conditions...they can win on any surface. Batting-wise there were teams in 1980s that were pretty similar. But they didn't have the bowlers that Virat has,” the former captain said at the India Today e-Conclave Inspiration.
“Definitely without a question, India has got such a varied bowling attack today and that is so essential. There is a saying that 'if you don't take 20 wickets you won't win a match'. We have got the bowling to take 20 Australian wickets on 1 run less than what India has scored,” Gavaskar, who was the first batsman to score 10,000 Test runs, said.
Kohli took India to the No. 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings. Also, in 2018-19, they became the first Indian side to win a Test series in Australia.
Currently, India are on top of the ICC World Test Championships (WTC) table.