ENG vs IND: According to British cricket commentator and former cricketer Nasser Hussain, Virat Kohli has passed the biggest Test, he has also been praised a lot.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain has lauded Indian captain Virat Kohli after his win towards England, saying that whatever Kohli touched on the final day of the match turned to gold.
Hussain said in a column for the Daily Mail, “I said before the start of the fifth day’s play that this would be the biggest Test under Kohli’s captaincy and he passed it.
The pitch at the Oval would have been a little less helpful for the fast bowlers. But Virat Kohli somehow dropped 10 England wickets on the last day.
This win for the Indian team is spectacular as India’s first innings was bowled out for 191 runs and they allowed England to take a lead of just 99 runs.
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The Indian batsmen batted well in the second innings and scored 466 runs and set a target of 368 runs for England to win.
Nasser Hussain said, “Every bowling change worked. When Kohli took the second new ball after the tee, it hit the wicket straight and Umesh Yadav took the wicket of Craig Overton. It was Kohli’s Midas Test and the factor he did. They have been touching it was turning into gold. India is now one match away from winning the well-known series.”
NASSER HUSSAIN: King Kohli had his Midas Test… everything India captain Virat touched turned to gold on the decisive final day against England at The Oval and his side are now just a gam…
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— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) September 6, 2021
He said India would hardly have missed top-ranked spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the fourth Test.
Nasser Hussain said, “The non-selection of top-order spinner Ashwin in ENG vs IND Test cricket additionally turned irrelevant. People stated India would miss him. Kohli stated no, we won’t. I’ll use my quick bowlers to do the work. I’m supporting and he was right. James Anderson told me there was nothing on the pitch for the quick bowlers on the fourth day.”