It's winning overseas that matters: Gambhir

Mar 29, 2013, 08:41 IST | IANS

India's out-of-form opener Gautam Gambhir was all praise for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Co for their recent 4-0 whitewash of Australia, but said the team's real test will be on overseas tours for them to emerge as a force in world cricket

The Kolkata Knight Riders captain was dropped for the Australia Test series before being picked for the last Test only to dropped again since he was down with jaundice.

Gautam Gambhir

“Unless a team wins overseas, they are not recognised as a force. I have always believed that winning in overseas conditions matters a lot. I am happy that we have done well at home. There is nothing wrong in using home advantage as every country does that,” Gambhir said.

Gambhir said his personal aim always has been to be a member of an overseas Test series-winning squad.

“But look at South Africa. They beat Australia in Australia and England in England. Actually, they are the No 1 side in the world. My personal aim has always been to be a member of the overseas Test series-winning squad and score runs in the team’s victory,” Gambhir said.

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