Australia series completely different from West Indies: Gambhir

Updated: 12 December 2011 00:06 IST

While expressing happiness over India's 4-1 series win against the West Indies here on Sunday, stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir cautioned that the forthcoming tour of Australia would be a "different ball game" that will put to test both the technique and mental toughness of the players.

Australia series completely different from West Indies: Gambhir
©

Chennai:

While expressing happiness over India's 4-1 series win against the West Indies here on Sunday, stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir cautioned that the forthcoming tour of Australia would be a "different ball game" that will put to test both the technique and mental toughness of the players.

"It always helps to get runs under your belt, but in Australia, those are different conditions. We all know this is not what we are going to get in Australia. The Australians are tough nuts to crack and will come hard at us," he said at a post-match media interaction here after India beat the West Indies in the fifth and concluding game.

"In Australia, your mental toughness will be tested the maximum. You will be getting a quality attack and they will be coming hard at you. I think one good thing is the guys that have gone early (to Australia) will be able to acclimatise (to the conditions). And we're playing two practice games this time," he said.

Gambhir also sought to play down his captaincy record of six wins out of six by saying that he was only as good as the teams he had.

"I'll stick to the saying that the captain is as good as his team. One captain can't win you the game; it is still 11 people on the park. I am lucky to have such teammates, during the series against New Zealand, I was lucky to have Yuvraj Singh. Today the team-mates stood up and delivered," he asserted.

Topics : Cricket Gautam Gambhir India in West Indies, 2011 Gary Kirsten Ravi Rampaul MS Dhoni Bangladesh Australia India West Indies in India, 2011
Related Articles
Will Champions Trophy 2017 be The Deciding Factor in MS Dhoni's Future?
Will Champions Trophy 2017 be The Deciding Factor in MS Dhoni's Future?
Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan Cricket's Famous Fan Turns His Back On Team Ahead Of India Clash
Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan Cricket's Famous Fan Turns His Back On Team Ahead Of India Clash
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Haris Sohail Confident Of Pakistan's Chances Against India
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Haris Sohail Confident Of Pakistan's Chances Against India
Show Comments
Advertisement