New Delhi: Lauding the team for their 4-0 triumph over Australia in the recently concluded Test series, out-of-favour opener Gautam Gambhir stressed on the need to win Test series abroad in order to be recognized as a force in world cricket.
     
"Unless a team wins overseas, they are not recognized as a force. I have always believed that winning in overseas conditions matters a lot. I am happy that we have done well at home. There is nothing wrong in using home advantage as every country does that", Gambhir told reporters at a promotional event.
     
"But look at South Africa. They beat Australia in Australia and England in England. Actually, they are the No 1 side in the world," he said.
     
"My personal aim has always been to be a member of the overseas Test series winning squad and score runs in team's victory," Gambhir said at the launch of a new cricket portal.
     
Gambhir, who has just started training after recovering from mild jaundice, said that "form is a state of mind" when asked about his century plus score in a first-class match versus Aussies and 60 plus score in a T20 game against Punjab.
     
"For me, form is always a state of mind. If you are confident and fearless and ready to express yourself, that's what matters the most."
     
The stylish left-hander also supported BCCI's move to have a proper India 'A' team's tour of South Africa before the senior team goes there at the end of the year.

(Agencies)

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