Learn from Hockey Team's Performance vs Australia: Anil Kumble to Team India

Updated: 18 November 2014 17:51 IST

The Indian men's hockey team defeated giants Australia 3-1 in a recent series Down Under. Former cricketer Anil Kumble says Indian cricketers should seek inspiration from the wins when they play a long-winding series in Australia starting December 4.

Learn from Hockey Team's Performance vs Australia: Anil Kumble to Team India
Anil Kumble tweeted that the Indian hockey team showed what it takes to fight in overseas conditions. © AFP

New Delhi:

Former cricket captain Anil Kumble on Tuesday said the Indian cricketers should take inspiration from their hockey counterparts and seek to emulate their achievement in Australia.

The men's national hockey team recently defeated Australia 3-1 in a Test series Down Under. (Also read: Prime Minister Modi uses cricket diplomacy to connect with Australia | In pics)

The cricket team will play a four-match Test series starting Dec 4, followed by a One-Day International tri-series also involving England.

Kumble, who took 958 international wickets, wrote on Twitter that the hockey team has shown how to win in tough overseas conditions.

The hockey team was captained by centre-half Sardar Singh.

"Will our cricket team follow suit with a Test series victory after our hockey team showed the way?(2/2)," Kumble tweeted.

The Indian hockey team was thrashed 0-4 in the first game but came back strongly to win the rest of the three matches with sublime performances.

Topics : India Australia Anil Kumble India in Australia, 2011-12 Cricket
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