Shane Warne Praises Team India For Valiant Effort In England Test Series
After the fifth Test between Team India and England at Old Trafford in Manchester had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, former Australian cricketer Shane Warne claimed that the players and fans had been “robbed” of an exciting conclusion. India established an unassailable 2-1 lead after winning the fourth Test at the Kennington Oval in London, putting the series on a fast track to a thrilling conclusion.
The British also have a good record in Manchester, winning 12 of their past 15 Tests there since 2002. India, according to Warne, was the better of the two sides in the series. The World No. 2 Test side was defeated by an innings and 76 runs in the Leeds Test. Virat Kohli and his teammates, on the other hand, have demonstrated their immense skill in red-ball cricket with triumphs at Lord’s and the Oval.
Shane Warne Thanks Team India For Promoting Test Cricket In His Interview With Sky Cricket.
“I sympathise with the players. Both teams were up for it, based on how the cricket was being played. India took a 2-1 lead in the series. Their ambition was to be the best test team in the world. They wanted to beat England in England. That is, with the Dukes ball, in swinging and seaming conditions. So they felt like they had checked all the boxes.”
India lost the Adelaide Test in December 2020 after being limited to 36 in their second innings. Despite a slew of difficulties throughout the tour, they fought back to win the Test series 2-1. After Kohli left after the Adelaide Test, India was captained by Ajinkya Rahane. Warne praised Team India for breaking new ground in Test cricket and thanked Kohli, who is 32 years old.
“I witnessed India play some incredible Test cricket this year in Australia. They were knocked out for 36 in the first Test. Team India recovered to win the second. They lost their skipper and experienced injuries after Virat Kohli returned home.”
“It had been 40 years since Australia had lost a Test match in Brisbane. To win, they had to track down almost 300 runs. I had the opportunity to witness firsthand how determined they were. Think we all owe Virat Kohli and India a debt of gratitude for promoting Test cricket.”