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'This is the most inexperienced Aussie side'

Last updated on: March 19, 2013 08:21 IST

'This is the most inexperienced Aussie side'

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The legendary Sunil Gavaskar does not believe that the present Australian team is the weakest to have toured India, but feels the Michael Clarke-led outfit is undoubtedly the most inexperienced side to have visited Indian shores.

India recorded a six-wicket victory in the third Test against Australia to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the four-match series, and many experts feel that the present side from Down Under is the weakest to have toured India.

But former India captain Gavaskar begs to differ. "Weakest, I wouldn't say so, but inexperienced, yes. Perhaps this is the most inexperienced Australian team to have come to India.

"It is the inexperience which is going against them," he told NDTV.


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Gavaskar happy with India's performance

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Gavaskar, instead, lauded India on their dominating performances in the ongoing Test series.

"You can't pick the opposition team; you have got to play what the opposition fields and that's what the Indians have done.

"I don't think we should be looking at whether this was the weakest or the strongest Australian team. A win is a win, just like a 100 is a 100," he said.

"For the Indians to have played with the same intensity over the last three Tests, I think, that's something we should celebrate," Gavaskar added.


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'The Indians were always firm favourites'

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Gavaskar also said he never felt the match was headed for a draw as India encountered some tense moments in their chase of 133 before skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed three consecutive fours off Mitchell Starc to seal the game.

"Don't forget, the Indians play the most number of T20 games and were faced with such a situation day in and day out. So they were pretty experienced in handling a situation where you need 9-10 runs in the last over," he said.

"India were always ahead in the number of runs required against the number of balls in hand."


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