India is lucky to have the experience of senior players such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar and it would be a big challenge for Australia to make a come back in the third Test, all-rounder Moises Henriques said here on Sunday.
“It’s a different challenge. It is certainly very tough to win over here, to win Test matches, against a very experienced Indian team and very experienced Indian spinners,” said Henriques after his team had an extended session at the nets.
“You have guys like (M.S.) Dhoni and (Sachin) Tendulkar still leading the team around as senior players; obviously India is very lucky to have those characters around. It is a very strong team, especially here (at home) and plays very well. So, it’s a big challenge for all of us. For a lot of Australian players it is their first tour to India, so it is a new challenge. We are all doing as much as we can to learn from every match we play here. We got to learn faster because we need to win this Test match,” he added.
Henriques heaped praise on Indian spinners R. Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh, terming them as “fantastic bowlers” and said they have to take positives from the two Test losses and quickly learn from their mistakes. “Obviously, we have to learn from what we haven’t done well in the first couple of matches” he said.