India’s head coach Anil Kumble asserted that the triumph over Australia has proved that the current Indian team is well prepared to extend their dominance in the foreign soil as well.
India chased down a diminishing target of 106 with tremendous ease on day 4 of the Dharamsala Test to outplay Australia by 8 wickets in the series decider Test and reclaim the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
During a chat, Kumble said, "It's fantastic. We spoke about it that we will take one series at a time, one match at a time, one session at a time. To come back from 1-0 down, when you could see there were tired bodies around, it was brilliant. After Virat's injury, the team stood up. (Ajinkya) Rahane led the team brilliantly after losing the toss. Then chasing 300 was a brilliant effort and yesterday the bowlers were brilliant.”
He further added, "The fast bowlers throughout the season have bowled brilliantly. They bowled quick and the mind games are done on the pitch that changed the way we approached the game. With this kind of line-up, with the lower-order contributions, I don't see any reason why we can't start winning abroad.”
Talking about the positives his team can from this long home season, Kumble suggested: "The positives have been adapting to conditions. We have had almost 25 players starting from West Indies. All 25 have stood up in different conditions. Even the new home venues, we didn't know how those pitches would behave. Everybody has put his hands up. The one area we need to improve is catching, that is something we have to look into."
Kumble concluded by praising the growth of Ravindra Jadeja as an all-rounder, he said, "Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) was brilliant through the season. (Ravichandran) Ashwin, of course, we know what he is capable of but Jaddu has always been in the shadows. But he has now come out of it and to be the No. 1 spinner is brilliant."