One of the best wins of my career: Kumble
After the sensational victory at Perth, the Indian captain says his team is focused to win the fourth and final Test at Adelaide as well and draw the series.cricket Updated: Jan 19, 2008 19:20 IST
Indian captain Anil Kumble on Saturday described the sensational victory in the third cricket Test against Australia as "one of the best" in his career and said it was a remarkable effort from his team after the traumatic events in Sydney.
"It was one of the best Tests in my career. Nobody gave us any chance in Perth. But we batted brilliantly, Sachin (Tendulkar), Rahul (Dravid), (Virender) Sehwag, (VVS) Laxman... Even at the lower order MS Dhoni and RP Singh," Kumble said after winning the match by 72 runs.
"We had tough times. After Sydney, it was important that we got together, back Harbhajan (Singh) and win this game.
"After Sydney there were two options. One was to go back home and the other was to show that we are capable of winning. I am glad the team has got together to prove that (beating Australia)," he said.
Kumble said unlike the Sydney match both the sides played the third Test in true spirit of the game but India dominated the Australians.
"The two teams played in right spirit. But here we did well and if see we did not give one session to the Aussies to come back," he said.
The Indian captain said his team was focused to win the fourth and final Test as well and draw the series.
"We need to get the confidence from this match to Adelaide and finish the series level...But the Aussies would not give up," he said.