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Current Indian bowling attack can take 20 wickets in every Test: Rahul Dravid

India are currently on the brink of winning the third Test against Australia after reducing the hosts to 258/8 in their chase of 399 runs at the end of the fourth day's play at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday.  

Current Indian bowling attack can take 20 wickets in every Test: Rahul Dravid

Former skipper Rahul Dravid Saturday hailed the current Indian bowling attack and said that its ability to take 20 wickets in a Test has given a huge fillip to the team.

"It is fantastic to see the kind of bowling we've been doing. We've consistently been taking 20 wickets, and we look like taking 20 wickets in every Test," he said.

"When you start a Test knowing your bowling attack can take 20 wickets, it gives you a huge fillip. At the moment, we've got four or five guys (fast bowlers). The bench strength in the fast bowling department is pretty good," Dravid added.

Dravid, the coach of India 'A' and under-19 teams, also lauded Cheteshwar Pujara for his brilliant form in the ongoing series against Australia.

"He has been brilliant in the series. If we go on to win tomorrow (Sunday). He, then, would've played two match-winning innings in two Test matches that India has won. I think it's terrific, the way he has come back after not being picked for the first Test match in England," he said after the final of the Chennai leg of the Junior Super Kings T20 tournament.

The former Indian skipper also had a piece of advice for the youngsters to learn from every game.

"Every game is a learning experience. This is a journey. You are lucky to be playing such tournaments. These are opportunities to learn," Dravid said.

"The higher you go, it is about the mind. You need to learn to handle pressure. The people who will stand out are those who can handle the pressure better," he signed off.

India are currently on the brink of winning the third Test against Australia after reducing the hosts to 258/8 in their chase of 399 runs at the end of the fourth day's play at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday.