Shastri Praises The 'Fearlessness' Of New India In Test Cricket
All-rounder Washington Sundar and paceman T. Natarajan had an extended stay in Australia as part of the travelling squad, and have since made dream starts to their Test careers.
"If you think Natarajan would have played a Test, no way. Would Washington Sundar (have) played a Test, no way. But circumstances make it happen. And I'm glad the youngsters who got the opportunity, have grabbed it with both hands." said Shastri.
India's new talent played a key role in helping the side reach the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in June.
Sundar played a gritty knock with Shardul Thakur -- another bowler who got a lucky Test Down Under -- in India's historic Test series triumph in Brisbane and proved his mettle again with an unbeaten 96 against England on Saturday.
Left-arm spinner Axar Patel made most of his debut in the England series with 27 wickets in three matches after replacing the injured Ravindra Jadeja.
Shastri praised the new players for playing "fearless cricket".
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