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This Indian team the best I have been part of: Pujara

Sydney:India’s top run accumulator Cheteshwar Pujara on Monday described the current team which clinched the country’s maiden Test series win in Australia as the best he had been a part of with lethal bowling attack complementing the batting.

Pujara, who scored 521 runs at an average of 74 with the help of three hundreds, was named Player of the Series in the historic series win.

“It’s a great feeling for all of us. We’ve been working hard to win a series overseas, and winning in Australia has never been easy. This is the best Indian side I have been part of. I would like to congratulate the team,” he said after India clinched the four-match series 2-1.

The fourth and final Test at the SCG ended in a draw after the fifth day’s play was abandoned due to persistent rain. India clinched the series 2-1, ending a 71-year-old long wait of winning a Test series on Australian soil.

The 30-year-old Pujara was all praise for the bowling attack.

“We’ve had four bowlers, and it’s not easy taking 20 wickets, so credit goes to all our fast bowlers and spinners…It is remarkable,” he said.