‘Virat Kohli is like Vivian Richards’


Manjrekar hails Kohli for his captaincy ways.

Ravi Ashwin and Virat Kohli
Ravi Ashwin and Virat Kohli. (Picture Supply: BCCI)

Indian cricket staff is getting dominated by the England staff within the first Take a look at of the four-match sequence at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Whereas England gamers are profitable hearts with their complete and disciplined efficiency each with the bat and ball, Indian skipper Virat Kohli can also be being massively hailed for his tactical selections whereas rotating the bowlers on the sector particularly within the third innings.

The third innings noticed a magical begin for the house staff because the spinner Ravi Ashwin scalped the wicket of opening batsman Rory Burns on the very first ball of the innings for a golden duck. With the wicket of Burns, Ashwin turned the third spinner to take a wicket off the very first ball of an innings. He’s the primary spinner to take action in over 100 years.

Lauding Indian skipper Virat Kohli for handing the ball to Ashwin, famend commentator Sanjay Manjrekar in contrast Kohli’s captaincy to West Indies legend Vivian Richards. He additionally hailed Virat for having confidence in his gamers and backing them in the course of the recreation.

“When you noticed Virat Kohli’s response once they obtained that wicket simply earlier than Lunch, it exhibits how this Group India thinks. Particularly with Virat Kohli on the helm. Tactically, individuals have points together with his captaincy, however that is the place Virat Kohli is like Vivian Richards, the place they’re all the time hopeful. And when a captain believes which you could nonetheless make a match out of this one from the present state of affairs,” Sanjay Manjrekar mentioned on ESPNcricinfo.

Joe Root’s England proper on prime

Joe Root, the England skipper, was the primary participant behind his staff’s turnaround within the Chepauk Take a look at. He has been in scintillating type of late in Take a look at cricket proper from the Sri Lankan tour. Batting first, Brits put up a complete of 578 runs on the board on the again of a surprising double ton by the skipper.

In response to England’s innings, hosts in some way managed to attain 337 runs as after preliminary troubles, Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar performed elegant knocks of 91 and 85 runs respectively. The third innings noticed England getting bundled out for 178 runs as spinner Ravi Ashwin went all weapons blazing in opposition to the opponents’ batting line-up and picked a whopping six wickets.

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