India vs England 3rd test Day 5 Trent Bridge: India coach Ravi Shastri was a happy man after Virat Kohli and Co beat England by 203 runs to stay afloat in the five-match Test series 1-2. The India coach called the Nottingham to ‘a clinical performance’. Shastri also said that it was good to see the players stood up and got counted. He attributed the win to a good all-round show.
“He (Virat) is very passionate about the game. He loves batting, he loves to do the hard yards. His work ethics are second to none,” Shastri told SkySports on Wednesday (August 22). “I haven’t seen any cricketer, I’ll put Tendulkar in it as well, in the way he visualizes situations. I promise you, he will forget these two innings now and take guard again as if he hasn’t scored a run in the series.”
“You can’t ask for more. What we demanded from the boys, was accountability. We knew we were close to beating England, despite the results, despite being 0-2 down. I said at the press conference that there wasn’t a negative bone in the team and I mean it. We came out here to win this Test match, it’s about applying yourself. It’s about executing your plans in the best possible method and they did it magnificently. As a batting unit, bowling unit and more importantly, as a catching unit.”
“A complete Test for us. There was no panic, and we were outplayed in only one game out of the last 5, and that was Lord’s. We dominated in this game because we put runs on the board and then the bowlers did well, they were waiting and ready, even Ashwin did well with his injury. The bowling was ready to take 20 wickets again, and I’m glad the batsmen stepped up. So we, as batsmen, did well to give them a cushion for the bowlers to go hard,” said captain Kohli in the post-match presentation.