"I hope Rahul will have a little more confidence in himself now after this 44," Gavaskar remarked.
The track in Perth isn't expected to be alike the one in Adelaide.
The second Test begins on Friday.
"He will turn the fortunes of Australian cricket."
He is currently serving a nine-months ban from Cricket Australia (CA).
Prithvi Shaw's injury has opened a door for the Indian opening duo of KL Rahul and Murali Vijay.
This is the first time that India took a lead in the very first Test played in Australia, bettering the 2003 tour’s record when they won the second Test to go 1-0 up.
"I've already sent him a couple of text messages."
"He hasn’t bowled at his best."
I might not hurt you, but I will grind you.