Ashwin was most impressive

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Stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir praised off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's performance terming him the discover of the One-Day series."Ashwin for sure was most impressive. He is a quality bowler even as we saw in the IPL, the way he bowled in the Powerplays... If you have an off-spinner who can bowl well in the Powerplays and slog overs, it can be a great asset for the team," Gambhir said at the post-match press conference.

The skipper was happy as his teammates didn't show any satisfaction while whipping the Black Caps."I have always stressed that no one takes any match lightly when you are playing for your country. I think a lot of credit goes to young bunch as we didn't get complacent after clinching the series. That's what professionalism is all about and speaks a lot about your character."Gambhir feels that it's positive sign that the fringe players cashed in on the chance which augurs well for the team.

"It's always a excellent sign when your reserve players do well. It's a good thing that there is a healthy competition and that can bring the best out of any player. You can never afford to be complacent at any stage because you know there is another one waiting in the wings."However the opener admitted that World Cup will be an completely different ball game in total."I think World Cup will be a different ball game. There will be far more pressure and there will be a lot of expectations from us as well. If you really want to be number one and you really want to maintain at that position, you need to improve all the time.


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