Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar says that the Virat Kohli-led Indian national cricket team has the potential to become the greatest Indian team ever in history. He said that if the Indian side wins the upcoming Test series in England and South Africa later this year and earlier next year, they can claim to be the best Indian side ever.
He also called South Africa the final frontier for the Indian team given that India is yet to win a Test series in the rainbow nation. India is currently ranked no.1 in the ICC Test team rankings and booked their place in the final of the ICC World Test Championship, where they will square off against New Zealand.
A win there would rubber-stamp India’s position as the best team in Test cricket at the moment. The Indian national cricket team has won Test series in England in 1971, 1986, and 2007, in Australia in 2018-19, and recently in 2020-21 and has defeated New Zealand in Test series in 1967-68, and 2009.
Virat Kohli’s Indian Team Can Be The Best Ever If They Win Test Series In England And South Africa: Sunil Gavaskar
Former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has praised Virat Kohli for his leadership and his consistency as a captain. The Indian national cricket team under his captaincy has been quite fantastic and has beaten each and every opposition at home.
“The old saying that a captain or coach is only as good as the team is so true. This Indian team is blessed to have so many game-changers with both bat and ball which very few previous Indian teams have had.
They have a wonderful opportunity to seal the deal as the greatest-ever Indian team by winning in England and especially South Africa later in the year. Having won in Australia earlier in the year (Indian teams have triumphed in England in 1971, 1986, 2007), South Africa now remains the final frontier to conquer for this team,” Gavaskar told the Telegraph.
Gavaskar also pointed out that the Virat Kohli-led Indian team won the Test series in Sri Lanka and West Indies as well.
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