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'Touring Oz team is the most inexperienced not weakest'

New Delhi, March 18, 2013 (PTI)

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 the Indian shores.

India today recorded a six-wicket victory in the third cricket 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.

Gavaskar, instead, lauded India for their dominating performances against Australia 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 3 Tests, I think that's something we should celebrate," Gavaskar added.

Gavaskar also said that 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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