Former Indian fast bowler and coach, Madan Lal said "There is a nice blend of experience and youth and everyone is in great form,"
"The captain himself is doing very well, which is so important. If the captain does not do well, it affects the team.’
"New Zealand are not good enough to bounce back. They would be happy to even draw one Test."
Former Indian off-spinner Arshad Ayub said "We have been looking forward to this kind of a win and the entire team played brilliantly."
"The seniors are making a difference in the side. The way the team is playing shows how well they are getting on as a unit."
Arshad said,"Bhajji is coming of age. He never won us matches abroad as he did us at home. Anil Kumble used to take initiatves everytime but now Bhajji has shown us what he can do."
He said,"Sometimes it does happen. The loer order gets runs. Vettori, at that stage thought attack was the better way to get out of the situation.’
Former Indian left-arm spinner Maninder Singh said "I am amazed how someone after 19 years of international cricket an bat this way. He has worked a lot on his fitness,"
"After the finger injury, this was an amazing innings."