India retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy for the fourth time in a row.
India has won both the first matches against Australia.
New Delhi. Former India left-handed opener Gautam Gambhir has warned Team India not to become complacent against Australia. India beat Australia by six wickets in the second match of the two-team four-match Test series. Have taken an unbeatable lead of 0. With this, India has won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the fourth time. Even after this achievement, Gautam Gambhir did not let Team India, led by Rohit Sharma, citing the historic partnership of 376 runs for the fifth wicket between VVS Laxman (281) and Rahul Dravid (180) against Australia. Warned to fall.
Australia gave some shocks to India on the second day of the Delhi Test, but on the third day the visitors conceded defeat and the victory became easy for the Indian team. Two more test matches are yet to be played against Australia. The third Test is to be played in Indore from 1 March. The last and fourth Test of the series will be played in Ahmedabad. With another win, India will reach the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) for the second time in a row, which will be played at The Oval in London from 8 June.
Gautam Gambhir said on Star Sports, “You will remember that Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman did this when India was faltering. One player scored 280 (281) and the other scored 150 (180) after the follow-on. India won the series. Such things have happened. So you can’t take them lightly, but technically, there are a lot of issues.”
Gambhir said that it is too early to predict whether India can win the series 4-0. He said that Australia’s star batsmen (who have struggled in both the matches) need to come back as a team to make a comeback in the series.
He said, “I cannot predict that it will be 4-0, because there are still cricketers in this dressing room – Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja. If David Warner does not play, the batting will be very dependent on these three players.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 21, 2023, 20:30 IST