"We are in Melbourne and now as the red-ball Tests start, it is time to regroup".
Kohli returned home to attend the birth of his first child after the tourists were thrashed inside three days in the day-night series opener in Adelaide.
On Saturday, at a sun-bathed Melbourne Cricket Ground, Siraj was rewarded for his tough decision as he took two wickets on an emotional debut to help India bowl Australia out for 195 on day one of the Boxing Day Test.
Gavaskar said it was important to attribute India's success on the opening day to the efforts made by the bowling unit.
Ashwin exploited the turn and bounce at the MCG to capture three wickets for 35, which included the prized scalp of Smith, who was dismissed for a duck for the first time in over four years in Test cricket.
With star batsman David Warner still unavailable due to a groin injury, Australia has named an unchanged side as it attempts to go 2-0 in the four-test series.
Jadeja has been brought in for Virat Kohli who is on a paternity leave.
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"You look at the Indian side, there are still some world-class players in their lineup, Pujara, and Rahane, just to name a couple. The focus will be on the first session tomorrow", he said.
"The moment we take our foot off the pedal, and think we're going all right (performances can slip)", Paine said.
Ajinkya Rahane produced a master-class after taking over the reins at a low point for his team but when it comes to his best knock, the stand-in India skipper Monday placed his century at Lord's ahead of the latest effort, against Australia.
Hello and welcome to our coverage from the second day of the second Test between India and Australia. The key will be to see how they bounce back. "Nice and clean from @RealShubmanGill #TeamIndia #AUSvIND", BCCI wrote on the micro-blogging site. But he is very confident in what he wants to do.
"I mean imagine, being a new-ball bowlers, and you don't get to bowl a single delivery before the second session. There wasn't a lot happening after lunch and he (Siraj) bowled with a lot of control", he said. He is not someone who'll say: do this or do that.
"Each and every individual in this team is really capable of doing well, so it's really a challenge for the captain and management to select the 11", Rahane told a video conference.