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IND vs AUS: Gautam Gambhir warns India towards complacency, reminds how ‘Dravid- Laxman’ epic stand outplayed Aussies

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Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has warned Rohit Sharma-led group towards complacency with two extra Tests but to be performed of the continuing Border-Gavaskar Series. India have gained the primary two matches convincingly and had already retained the trophy. The Indian group are one win away from sealing their World Test Championship (WTC) berth.

Gambhir gave the reference of the well-known 2001 Kolkata Test when the Indian groups again was towards the wall after which VVS Laxman (281) and Rahul Dravid (180) placed on an epic 376 runs stand for the fifth wicket.

“If one of them scores a double century, you would remember Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman did that when India were down and out, one player scored a 280 (281) and another scored a 150 (180) after a follow-on and India won the series. Such things have happened. So you can’t count them out but technically, there are a lot of issues,” stated Gambhir on Star Sports.

Gambhir stated it’s too early to say that India will win the sequence 4-0.

“I cannot predict if it will be 4-0 because this dressing room still has individuals – Steve Smith, Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja – the batting will be extremely dependent on these three players if David Warner doesn’t play,” he stated.

“I imagine you can’t train protection to those batters now. If you attempt to enhance your approach in the course of the sequence, you gained’t even rating the 260 and 120 you scored.

“Only individual performances can help Australia stage a comeback and not a collective performance,” stated Gambhir.

The third Test match between India and Australia will probably be held in Indore from March 1.