Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has congratulated Team India for beating England in the fourth Test by 157 runs at the Kennington Oval in London. Back in 2018 when Virat Kohli and Co played a Test at the same venue, they lost by 118 runs despite KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant’s centuries in the fourth innings. But this time, the visiting team has been able to make amends.
In the recent Test, England needed under 300 runs to win in the final day’s play with all their 10 wickets intact. Opening batters Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns also stitched together a partnership of 100 runs to put the Brits on the driver’s seat. However, the Indian bowlers made a stupendous comeback and picked up the 10 English wickets for a mere 110 runs.
He took to Twitter and wrote “Congratulations. @imVkohli & the entire Indian team on another terrific win. What you guys have all achieved together over the last 12 months is absolutely magnificent! Clearly the best test team in the world & that title is thoroughly deserved too! Long live test cricket.”
Indian skipper Kohli was over the moon after his team managed to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Last month, India had also won the Lord’s Test by 151 runs. The 32-year-old Virat praised the team for showing a lot of character after being put under immense pressure.
“Well, I think the best thing about both the games has been the character the team has showed. We are not looking to survive in this game, we are here to win. Really proud of the character the team has showed. I said at Lord’s as well, I am proud of the character shown by the team, this is amongst the top three bowling performances I have witnessed as India captain,” Kohli was quoted as saying.