Team India head coach Ravi Shastri praised Washington Sundar and said that the youngster has more natural ability than he ever had.

Team India all-rounder Washington Sundar said he was not disappointed at all after being stranded on 96* in the fourth Test against England on Saturday. Team India were bowled out for 365 after losing three wickets in 5 balls as Sundar missed out on what would have been a well-deserved maiden hundred for him.

“To win my first series at home is amazing and feels great. I am not at all disappointed to miss the hundred. The 100 will come when it’s the right time for me. I am happy to contribute to the team,” Sundar said at the post-match press conference here at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Sundar further said that the pitch was very good to bat on and all it required was a bit of application from the batters. Notably, he had made his Test debut in Brisbane against Australia in January. He played three matches in the Test series against England in which he scored 181 runs and picked two wickets.

“To be honest, the pitch was very good to bat on. Credit to (James) Anderson, (Ben) Stokes for getting assistance on this surface, they bowled really well. The wicket is still good to bat on. If you apply yourself you can score,” the youngster added.

With this win, Team India also overtook New Zealand as the No. 1 Test team. Both teams will now meet in the WTC final, slated to be played from June 18-22.

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