IND vs ENG: Former England cricketers become Virat Kohli fans, ”India in a corner they are like tigers, England are too nicey-nicey’

IND vs ENG: Former England cricketers become Virat Kohli fans, ''India in a corner they are like tigers, England are too nicey-nicey’
IND vs ENG: Former England cricketers become Virat Kohli fans, ''India in a corner they are like tigers, England are too nicey-nicey’
IND vs ENG: Former England cricketers become Virat Kohli fans, ”India in a corner they are like tigers, England are too nicey-nicey’ – Team India showed their mettle and wrestled back control of the series as Virat Kohli and Co. clinched a historic win at the Oval in the 4th test against England. After being handed a humiliating loss at Edgbaston, the onus was on the visitors to bounce back, as they have done on countless occasions under the stewardship of Kohli. India picked up 10 wickets on the final day at Oval on a flat batting track, which caught the eye of onlookers, with many former cricketers including Nasser Hussain seemingly impressed by the quality of the Indian team.
IND vs ENG: Former England cricketers become Virat Kohli fans, ”India in a corner they are like tigers, England are too nicey-nicey’
India vs England – Former England coach David Lloyd said that India were the best Test team in the world and was impressed by their Bouncebackability. Lloyd said, “There’s a real toughness about India that’s absent from England. When India are in a corner they’re like tigers, but England are too nicey-nicey.”

He further added, “They are the best Test team in the world. There’s quality all the way through with people like Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav coming in and doing a fantastic job. And if they’re up against the ropes, India don’t half come out fighting. I’ll tell you how good they are: they’re that good they can choose to leave Ravichandran Ashwin out.”

Indian Captains Winning Most Tests in England 

  • 3 – Virat Kohli* 
  • 2 – Kapil Dev 
  • 1 – MS Dhoni 
  • 1 – Rahul Dravid 
  • 1 – Sourav Ganguly 
  • 1 – Ajit Wadekar
Most matches as captain
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
GC Smith (ICC/SA) 2003-2014 109 53 29 0 27 1.82 48.62 26.6
AR Border (AUS) 1984-1994 93 32 22 1 38 1.45 34.4 23.65
SP Fleming (NZ) 1997-2006 80 28 27 0 25 1.03 35 33.75
RT Ponting (AUS) 2004-2010 77 48 16 0 13 3.00 62.33 20.77
CH Lloyd (WI) 1974-1985 74 36 12 0 26 3.00 48.64 16.21
V Kohli (INDIA) 2014-2021 65 38 16 0 11 2.37 58.46 24.6
Former England Nasser Hussain also lavished praise on Virat Kohli and said that a series win in England would add to his legacy. Hussain claimed that the Indian captain remains the driving force of this team and winning in England is the final frontier for him. In his Daily Mail column, Nasser Hussain had wrote, “One way or another, this was Kohli’s Midas Test everything he touched turned to gold, and India are now one game away from a famous series victory, not long after beating Australia in their own backyard.”
India vs England – Michael Vaughan also hailed Virat Kohli as an incredible leader, saying the Indian captain gave a tactical masterclass to how to win a Test match at the Kennington Oval. Speaking to Fox Sports’ The Back Page, “Virat Kohli is an incredible leader. He’s just got this buzz of energy. He was taking the piss out of the Barmy Army with these trumpet signs. I love it. We don’t have enough characters in the game and mimicking the crowd, trying to get his own supporters going. When they came out after lunch he was getting them going. It was like he was at the end of the long jump in the Olympics trying to get the crowd going. “
Vaughan added, “He’s an amazing character and yesterday he gave a tactical masterclass on how to win a Test match. Those that complain are just boring. They don’t understand entertainment. We’re in the entertainment industry where we need people like Virat Kohli. We need characters.”
Kevin Pietersen has also sounded out his appreciation for the vising Indian side, backing Llyod’s statements. Kevin Pietersen wrote, “Led by Virat Kohli, they love playing and performing on the biggest stage. It seems that the more intense the match is, the more likely they are to step up and take it away from the opposition. That is a culture that Kohli is responsible for.”
Kevin Pietersen further added, ” This team is becoming one of the best we’ve seen in the Test match format. If they can get the job done at Old Trafford then they will have beaten Australia and England away in the last 12 years – a historic achievement.”