Britain cannot bully India within the progressing Test series between the two sides, said previous captain Nasser Hussain. Britain head coach Chris Silverwood that the has will thrust back in case India thrust them. But Hussain said that this Indian group led by Virat Kohli essentially cannot be bullied, as they showed in their series win against Australia prior to this year.
“Nothing England can do will bully them now even if Chris Silverwood has said he will fight Indian fire with fire for the rest of this series,” said Hussain
Captain Virat Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli conceded that the pressure between the two sides. On the field amid the moment Test at Lord’s made a difference in the thrust for a win. India finished up winning the match by 151 runs in spite of Britain remaining ahead for much of the Test.
“This India are not a side who will be bullied, as perhaps previous generations have been. They wouldn’t allow themselves to be bullied by Aussie players or crowds. When Tim Paine said, ‘Wait until we get you to the Gabba,’ it just spurred them on,” said Hussain.
“That comment from Paine was aimed at a player who hasn’t featured against England, Ravi Ashwin, but he is another who will be as feisty as they come if he plays in the third Test at Headingley on Wednesday. All their players have great self-belief,” he said
India appeared to be on the back foot within the first session of the day, losing their only perceived batsman in Rishabh Gasp early, hence taking off No.9 combine Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah within the center. There was a verbal quarrel between Bumrah and the Britain players after which the hosts went through a strategic emergency. Bumrah and Shami finished up putting a record 89 runs for the ninth wicket, with the last mentioned scoring a half-century, in this way turning the match in India’s favour.
They at that point expelled the Britain openers inside the primary two overs as a fiery India ran through the hosts’ batting lineup inside two sessions and won the Test.
“Virat Kohli is the right man at the right time to lead this formidable India side. His players, in particular the bowlers, want an aggressive captain. They want Kohli stirring things up, as he did so effectively in that brilliant second Test at Lord’s,” said Hussain.