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The reactions to India’s defeat in the first test match against England have started coming out as this win is certainly one of the biggest for England since the time they have adopted the Bazball technique.
Many former cricketers of the world were of the opinion that Bazball will work well in those conditions in which pitches support pacers but it won’t work on turning pitches but England has answered all the doubts in a good manner.
The former Indian cricketer and former head coach of the Indian cricket team, Anil Kumble was quite critical of the Indian team and he called Rohit Sharma and his team pretty ordinary. While speaking to the broadcasters, Anil Kumble stated, “England were brilliant over the last two days. India were pretty ordinary. In the field, you could see that heads were dropping down while fielding.”
In Anil Kumble’s opinion, Ravindra Jadeja’s run-out was the turning point of the match and he also praised Tom Hartley, the England cricketer who made his debut with this test match. Kumble said, “India could certainly have been more positive in their batting approach in the second innings. Once Rohit Sharma got out and Ravindra Jadeja was run out, the course of the match changed. Credit to England (for) the way they batted (and) the way they came and bowled. I mean Tom Hartley, (a) debutant, (his) first ball (was) hit for a six and then the first five overs he was going at about seven runs an over.”
Anil Kumble concluded by saying, “To come back and bat really well, take two wickets (one) in the first innings and seven in the second and win the match for England was absolutely fantastic. England have done exceptionally well.”
The second test match will start from 2 Feb at Visakhapatnam.