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Rohit Sharma hails India's young guns after Test series victory against England

Rohit Sharma believes the future is bright for Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel after the young pair lifted India to a Test series victory over England.

The fourth Test in Ranchi was in the balance after India slipped to 120 for five chasing 192, but an unbroken 72 between Gill and Jurel sealed a five-wicket win and an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

Gill anchored the pursuit, only hitting his first boundaries from his 120th and 122nd deliveries as he thrashed Shoaib Bashir twice over the rope, and was unbeaten on 52, while Jurel gave welcome support by following up his 90 that rescued India's first innings to finish on 39 not out in his second Test.

Both Gill, 24, and Jurel, 23, are known quantities, in the main because of the Indian Premier League (IPL), but Rohit reckons they can excel for many years on the Test stage.

"You'll see these guys playing in the coming five to 10 years regularly in this format for sure," said the India captain, who earlier contributed a vital 55 to their successful chase.

"The way they have come and took the responsibility, scored a lot of runs, big runs, was quite impressive.

"We knew 190 was going to be a little tricky but once you put your head down and focus on the job at hand, the guys showed that you can achieve it."

Opportunities have been afforded to those on the fringes because of the absences of Virat Kohli through personal reasons and injuries to KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Mohammed Shami.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, 22, has been another star performer, amassing 655 runs at a stunning average of 93.57, as India extended a proud winning record at home to 17 successive Test series.

"The guys who have come in have done the job perfectly, they have taken the responsibility perfectly and you can take a lot of pride from performances like this with inexperienced players," added Rohit.

"Whatever you say, Test cricket throws different kind of challenges, different kind of pressures but some of these, the way they have dealt with the pressures throughout the series has been superb.

"This is the toughest format and in this tough format if you want success and want to excel then you will have to keep that hunger in you. We will give opportunity only to those who are hungry.

"You get to know who is hungry and who is not. I don't see anybody in this team who doesn't have the hunger."

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