Steven Smithand Virat Kohli shake hands after India won the fourth Test match against Australia in Dharamsala.(AP)
Steve Smith hailed India’s fighting spirit after the hosts defeated Australia in Dharamsala to reclaim the Border Gavaskar Trophy.
Steve Smith was gracious in defeat after India clinch the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 2-1 series victory following their win in the fourth Test match in Dharamsala. (HIGHLIGHTS)
The Aussie captain proclaimed the four-match Test series was one of the best he had ever played in and gave credit to the Indian side. (SCORECARD)
“It was a magnificent series. Probably one of the best that I’ve been a part of so far. I thought we played some very good cricket throughout the series . We probably had our opportunities at times but credit to India. They are a fantastic cricket side, particularly in their own backyard here and if you give them a sniff, they are going to take it. So credit to India for winning the series 2-1,” Smith told former Indian cricketer Ravi Shashtri in the post-match interviews on the field.
He also felt that the young Australian side would take much away from the series despite the defeat.
“Yeah, it was a fantastic learning curve. For Australians, India is one of the toughest places to tour. I think the way the guys were able to adapt and challenge India in these conditions was fantastic. The guys came with some really good plans and I think it was just about doing those for a little bit longer but I’m really proud of the way the boys have competed throughout the series.”
Smith highlighted that the work put in by India’s bowlers in the second session of the third day had resulted in the victory swinging the way of the hosts in the fourth Test in Dharamsala.
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