Michael Vaughan – former England’s cricket team captain –
had no less than praises for Virat Kohli following his recent career-best Test score and the game that saw the star break many records in the process.
He also spoke on the approach of the England’s team and the atmosphere around them as well.
Kohli, who had taken over from MS Dhoni as the Test captain of India’s cricket team, had come on early, on day three, where he went on to script one of his finest Test innings at the moment, scoring 235 thus pushing India in line to overhaul England’s tally of 400.
Not just that alone, the Indian team went on to take a massive 231-run lead over their opponents, before adding 241 runs for the eight wicket as Jayant Yadav pushed on to score hos maiden Test century.
Speaking at the BBC Test Match Special, Vaughan had said,
“ViratKohli is doing wonders for Test-match cricket. MS Dhoni didn’t take it too seriously,”
“It’s the first time I’ve been to India and seen a crowd like this for a long time.”
And speaking about the tactics adopted by the England team in the second innings, where they took the decision to attack the bowlers, despite the loss of three key wickets on day two just before tea, Vaughan was of the notion that the team did quite the right thing.
“It’s been so entertaining. It’s full-scale attack from England – reverse sweeps, lap slogs, dancing down the pitch. Full credit to them – they’ve had a real good go in the second innings. They’ve done the right thing, putting a few men on the boundary by playing shots.” He said.
He also believes England should be given a lot of credit for the way they played, considering the quality of team they were up against.