The Indian cricket team has been performing pretty well in the purest format of the game for quite some time now. After winning the series in Australia, they defeated England at home and now they have emerged victorious in the second test match against England which was played at Lord’s.
This win is very special for the Indians as they achieved it at the Home of Cricket and the head coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri also expressed his emotions on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
Ravi Shastri posted a photo of the Indian team and crew members celebrating their victory and wrote, “To win at @HomeOfCricket as a player and coach is something very special. Thanks a ton guys for making it happen. Enjoy the moment #TeamIndia Flag of India #ENGvIND”.
Check out the pic:
See the tweet made by the head coach of team India:
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) August 17, 2021
The Indian team has taken a lead of 1-0 in the 5-match series by winning the second test match by 151 runs. The England cricket team would have been in a stronger position if the Indian tailenders, especially Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah had not shown some resilience, grit and determination as they both produced a partnership of 89 runs and helped their team in giving a target of 272 runs to the hosts.
In response, the English side was able to score only 120 runs in their second innings. The Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj needs to be praised a lot as he took 8 wickets (4-4 in both the innings) in this test match. The other three pacers – Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma also supported Siraj in a pretty good manner and decision of the team management of playing with four pacers and one spinner proved to be correct.
The former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja is also full of praises for the Indian pacers and says that the Indian bowling is the best at the moment in the world. He adds that there was a time when India was known for its spin bowling but it was the thing of the past and the Indian squad is a completely different team in the present times. Ramiz Raja also lauds Siraj and says that he has hunger for wickets as Virat Kohli has hunger for runs whenever he gets the ball, he does something great.
He further appreciates Mohammad Shami for his career’s best innings as well as showers praises on Virat Kohli for his huddle before the start of England’s second innings as it instilled positivity in his teammates and they took only two sessions in getting England all out.
Hopefully the Indian team will win this series as well.