India legend
Sunil Gavaskar has heaped praise on the current Indian Test side terming it as the “best ever Indian Test team” in terms of balance, ability,
skills and temperament. Under the captainship of Virat Kohli, India had reached
the top of ICC Test ranking and is currently at number one spot in the World
Test Championships standings.

“I believe this team is the best ever
Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills,
in terms of temperament. Can’t think of a better Indian Test team,” news
agency PTI quoted Gavaskar, as saying.

The highlight
of Kohli’s Test team is first Test series win in Australia during 2018-19

Gavaskar said India’s
varied bowling attack stands out and can win matches on any surface, irrespective
of the conditions.

“Definitely without a question,
India has got such a varied bowling attack today and that is so essential.
There is a saying that ‘if you don’t take 20 wickets you won’t win a match’.

team has the attack to win on any surface. It doesn’t need any help in
conditions…they can win on any surface. Batting-wise there were teams in
1980s that were pretty similar
. But they didn’t have the bowlers that Virat
has,” the former captain said.

On the current
batting line-up, Gavaskar said the current Indian Test team can score more runs
than the likes of Australia, which leads the ICC Test team rankings.

“You need
to score runs also. We saw that in England in 2018. We saw that in South Africa
in 2017 when we went there. We got 20 wickets every time, but we didn’t score
enough runs.

now I think we have also got the batting to be able to score more runs than

Gavaskar scored 10,122 runs from 125 Tests
between 1971 and 1987.