Gautam Gambhir on the massive hole between Team India and Sri Lanka

Gautam Gambhir thinks it would take a very long time for Sri Lanka to bridge the massive hole between them and the Indian facet in Check cricket.

The Indian group beat the visiting Lankan group by one set and 222 runs within the first check at Mohali. The win additionally helped Rohit Sharma get off to the very best begin to his tenure as Team India’s Check skipper.

Throughout a Star Sports activities chat, Gautam Gambhir was requested about Rohit Sharma recording an emphatic victory in his first check as skipper. He has answered:

“There may be a lot distinction between India and Sri Lanka. If you happen to speak about check cricket, there was a time when India and Sri Lanka performed within the subcontinent, there was not a lot distinction. However if you happen to see right now, India dominated. It should take a very long time for Sri Lanka to bridge that hole.

The previous Indian cricketer has confused that the one-sided victory is one of the best factor Rohit Sharma can anticipate as a first-time skipper. Gautam Gambhir noticed:

“When you first lead your country in this format, you want to start with a win and there can’t be a more convincing win than this. You won the draw, you did everything right.”

Gautam Gambhir added that it was a whole group efficiency from the Indian facet. He stated:

“You scored points, your lower middle order scored points and after that your spinners and fast bowlers – so somewhere or the other a good team performance.”

India was too good for Sri Lanka. It was an excellent draw to win nevertheless it was nonetheless a reasonably good wicket on the third day. This Indian group could be very very tough to beat at dwelling

All of India’s batters began within the first Check towards Sri Lanka, though solely Ravindra Jadeja (175*) and Rishabh Pant (96) had been capable of make it massive. It was additionally a full effort from the Indian bowlers with solely Jayant Yadav failing to land a wicket.

“Ravindra Jadeja – there couldn’t have been a better test match than this” – Gautam Gambhir

Ravindra Jadeja stood out with a bat and a ball in the first Test against Sri Lanka [P/C: BCCI]
Ravindra Jadeja stood out with a bat and a ball within the first Check towards Sri Lanka [P/C: BCCI]

Whereas observing that the check match belonged to Ravindra Jadeja, Gautam Gambhir added that it may have been even higher had he taken one other wicket. He precised :

“Ravindra Jadeja, no doubt – there couldn’t have been a better test match than this. It would have been the icing on the cake if he had taken 10 wickets with the 175 runs. I don’t remember when someone would have done it the last time – scoring over 150 runs and taking 10 wickets.”

Jadeja misses the 10-iron, however he can take consolation in the truth that he’s the primary participant in historical past to take 9 wickets and rating over 150 runs in a Check. #INDvSL

Jadeja would have grow to be the primary ever participant to attain over 150 runs and take 10 wickets in a check match. Sadly, the final two wickets within the Sri Lankan second leg had been received by Mohammed Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin, and he was caught on a nine-wicket sport.

Edited by Sai Krishna

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