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'One of the greatest achievements in Indian sport'

Published: Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11:29 [IST]
 
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Gavaskar rates India's win sky high

Former Indian Test skipper Sunil Gavaskar rated India's thrilling one-wicket victory over Australia in the first Test, to be one of the greatest achievements of the country.

Speaking to NDTV, Gavaskar said he was very pleased with the outcome of the match and had high praises towards the entire team, especially VVS Laxman who played a magnificent knock to see India past the Australian target.

“It has to be one of the greatest wins in Indian sports, not just in the Indian cricket. It is by far India"s narrowest win in the Test cricket," Gavaskar said.

V.V.S. Laxman overcame his back injury and almost single-handedly led India to a narrow one-wicket victory with a gritty unconquered 73 at Mohali in the final day of the First Test.

Gavaskar was delighted the way Ishant and Laxman, against all odds, stood firm and put on a match-winning 81-run partnership which eventually won the game for India.

“The way it was achieved, when most of the major batsmen were out and eight wickets were down and India needed about 80-90 runs still to win... the way that partnership took place and took India close, I think it is got to be the greatest win and among the greatest achievements in Indian sports." Gavaskar said.

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