Addressing a Press Conference, England cricket team captain Joe Root said: “We had ample opportunity to win the match but failed. India played far better in the three matches and they deserved praise. It remained quite disappointing for us to wrap up the series in defeat. However, we should try to proceed with a better team.” (Joe Root ने मैच के बाद प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस में कहा, “हमारे पास मैच जीतने का मौका था, लेकिन हम नाकाम रहे. इस मामले में पिछले तीन मैचों में भारत हमारी टीम से बेहतर रहा और उन्हें इसका श्रेय देना चाहिए. सीरीज को ऐसे खत्म करना हमारे लिए निराशाजनक रहा है लेकिन हमें एक टीम के रूप में आगे बढ़ना चाहिए.”)
If one comes to know of the Egyptian pyramids like the ancient mystery, the latest victory by our cricketers over the touring English cricket team is by no means a remarkable performance. If Joe Root led cricket players have not developed a procedure of improving their batting skills with the batsmen, it was purely their bad luck.
It is clear from a news report in Guardian that goes thus: “In the end, frazzled minds and tortured techniques were unable to resist as India completed a comprehensive innings victory over England inside three days that wrapped up a 3-1 series win and a place in the final of the World Test Championship.”
What experts discerned after the fourth and last test match concluded that the Indian cricket players did not fail to devise ways to capture the match in their favour in a short length of time, while England could not show that marvellous variation in the ground.
On the other hand, there was nothing seen to expect more from the touring team following the loss of one, two, three or four rapid wickets continually in an innings. It was some strange experience that cricket lovers had chanced to view too often from the English players.
It would not be immaterial to think that our side showed a better length of swings and did full justice with the bat’s striking power. However, it could not be fully dismissed that this England side had been reduced to a very humiliating defeat against the growing pressure and the burden thrown by Indian players.
India will now compete with New Zealand for better distinction in another global championship.
Despite being a 23-year-old Test batsman, Ollie Pope disappointed cricket fans. His 15 years long playing experience did not help him shine; as a good player, his method remained erratic and unsteady. His dismal performance breaks out from his jumping around the wicket against the spell of a left-arm spinner hitting his exterior edge on two critical occasions in the bowling over.
An up-and-coming wicketkeeper-batsman with all the modern-day cricketer traits — innovative, fit, agile and powerful — he rose through the ranks of age-group cricket and reached the peak of his powers in the year 2017 season for Surrey, excelling with the bat in all three formats.
Undeniably, India’s one innings victory compels fans to laud cricket players enormously who played like an enthusiastic team.