Former Indian National Cricket team skipper and head coach Anil Kumble feels that this side can dominate the world cricket for the next five to six years following their historic series win in Australia. Meanwhile, Kumble predicted the same scoreline a few months before the start of the series.
India started the tour on a high with a 31-run win over Australia in Adelaide. However, they went down at Perth before storming back in the Boxing Day Test to win the series 2-1. As a result, Virat Kohli became the first ever captain to lead India in a series win Down Under. Speaking about the series, Anil Kumble gave full credit to the touring team and made a special mention about the fast bowlers.
“I think that was pretty easy, wasn’t it? Everybody knew that India is going to beat Australia. Australia without David Warner & Steve Smith isn’t the best of sides & I think credit to India. I mean India played exceptionally well, outplayed Australia in all the departments,” Kumble said to News18.
“What was really impressive was the fast-bowling attack, really getting ahead of Australia. I mean, that’s something that’s unprecedented so obviously, that was the important moment & of course batting. Cheteshwar Pujara, I am really happy for him, he has always been under the radar with all his performances in Test cricket. Today he receives due credit, which he should have for a long time but I am glad that he receives the credit that he richly deserves,” he added.
India will dominate for the next five-six years
In addition to, Anil Kumble feels that the current crop of Indian team will dominate the world cricket for the next five-six years. The former leg-spinners also added that he said the same thing two years ago.
“Yeah, I believe that. Even two years ago. I said the same thing. I felt that this team certainly has the ability to dominate the world cricket for the next five or six years. Because the kind of quality that you have especially with the bowling attack,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, this Indian team have a long way in the last 12 months before winning an overseas series in Australia. Coming before Australia, India have lost away series against South Africa and England.