Don't think India will dominate like West Indies or Australia did: Gavaskar

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05 Jun 2021 | 05:55 AM
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Don't think India will dominate like West Indies or Australia did: Gavaskar

The former India captain however has no doubts about the potential of the current Indian team

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar reckons while India are a supremely talented side, he does not think they can dominate world cricket as consistently as West Indies or Australia did once upon a time. 

West Indies, especially in the 70s and 80s were a dominant force, which also cumulated in them winning the 1975 and the 1979 World Cups. They would have completed a hat-trick in 1983, but underdogs India pipped them to win their first title. 

Australia on the other hand won 72 of the 93 Tests they played between October 1999 and November 2007. In the ODI format, they completed a hat-trick of World Cup titles from 1999 to 2007.

"I'm not too sure they'll be able to dominate as West Indies did. They were winning all five Test matches, even Australians were, winning four out of five. I'm not too sure if this Indian team can do that because of the fact that while they are actually a supremely talented team, there are at times inconsistencies that you see," said Sunil Gavaskar while speaking on The Cricket Analyst Show on YouTube.

"That is the only thing that makes me hold my breath a little bit. But as far as the potential of this team is concerned, I think sky is the limit," he added.

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