'So much hope for future'

Calcutta: Impressed by India's young brigade, legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar says they needed to be groomed to be top players as they look ready to face the stern challenges that tough Test cricket throws.

Gavaskar said the best way to build on the series-win would be help youngsters grow into mature and top players. "There is so much of hope for the future. The guys who won the games for India were youngsters. All in their 20's with almost 8-10 years to go. I think they are ready to take on the tough world of Test cricket. If they have the same kind of impact as they had in India, though remains to be seen, certainly what has happened is development of a lot of players," Gavaskar said.

"It is important that useful or good players quickly develop into top players and I think that is a big plus for India after this series," he added.

The former captain was pleased with the way India outplayed Australia in all departments of the game. "4-0 win has not happened often in the history of Test cricket and but this was a total domination of the team in all departments of the game," Gavaskar told NDTV.

"Generally what happens is when you beat an opposition, there are some outstanding performances but the rest of the team (members) have not put their hands up. So I think, it was very very important to understand that this Indian team's performance was a team effort.

"(Ravichandran) Ashwin and (Ravindra) Jadeja took 20 plus wickets, two guys (Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara) scored over 400 runs, Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored double century. So it wasn't just one person or dependence on one or two, it was the core that came to the party and did really well," Gavaskar added.


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