INDIA vs ENGLAND – Virat Kohli’s Special Message: Indian captain Virat Kohli is now the world’s 4th most successful test captain. And @ age of 32 what makes him so special and successful. It is his aggression and the way he motivates his team every-time. The Indian captain did the same during the last innings of the Lord’s test. According to the information available, during the huddle before the start of England batting, Kohli had one very special message for the team. Kohli with hands on his teammates shoulders gave the most inspiring speech saying, ‘make 60 overs feel like hell for England’.
Kohli specially addressed all his four fast bowlers and said, ‘we get them out or not, but we need to make these 60 overs feel like hell for England batsman’
Result, India registered historic victory at Lord’s by 151 runs and it took them just 52 overs to complete the task.
IND vs ENG – Virat Kohli’s Special Message: After Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah’s heroic 89-run stand, Team India set England a target of 272 with just 60 overs to play. Virat Kohli then issued a fierce battle cry in the team huddle before they kicked off their attempt to bowl out the English batsmen. As translated by the Daily Mail, Kohli in the team huddle said, “If I see anyone laughing in front of their players, see what happens. Got it? Sixty overs should feel like hell out there.”
Kohli’s inspiring talk worked like magic on the team, especially the bowlers.
The Indian team was at their aggressive best after this inspiring team talk from the captain & clinched a memorable win at Lord’s.
With just 60 overs left to bowl out England and clinch a result, the Indian pace attack was relentless as Joe Root and Co. succumbed to the pressure conceding a 151-run defeat.
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The Indian pacers came out all guns blazing following Virat Kohli’s pep talk, dismissing both openers Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley for ducks. While Joe Root and Jos Buttler did put up some resistance, they were no match for the Indian attack which bowled out England for a paltry 120.
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IND vs ENG – Virat Kohli’s Special Record: The victory also meant that Virat Kohli further etched his name as one of the great captains in the sport, becoming just the third Indian captain to lead a team to a win at Lord’s.
1. Graeme Smith – South Africa (53 wins)
2. Ricky Ponting – Australia (48 wins)
3. Steve Waugh – Australia (41wins)
4. Virat Kohli – India (37 wins)
5. Clive Lloyd – West Indies (36 wins)
Graeme Smith is the only captain with more than 50 Test-match victories and had a win percentage of 48.62. The holder of the Most Test Wins Record, he was also the only one to captain in 100 Tests. Ponting registered 48 wins in just 77 tests at the helm, with a staggering win percentage of 62.33. His predecessor Steve Waugh registered 41 wins in 59 Tests as captain. with the best win percentage of 71.92. Kohli has managed 37 wins in 63 Tests, with a win percentage of 58.73.
IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli’s very special message ‘make 60 overs feel like hell for England’ lifted team to win Lord’s test