India vs England 5th test Day 3 Kenington Oval: Alastair Cook and James Anderson took the tube underground rail to reach the ground for his farewell Test at Kia Oval. It was humbling to see the famous cricketers behave like normal citizens, something that is not seen in India, due to obvious reasons. In India, cricketers are worshipped like demi-god, hence in India, if a Virat Kohli steps out in the streets like a common person, he would invariably get mobbed.
Here is the picture of Alastair Cook, who is playing his farewell Test and James Anderson’s picture with Plough’s crutch-bound opener Adam Barraclough.
“It’s not the first time Cook has taken the tube to come for a Test match. It’s the most convenient way for him to come to the ground,” a member of the English contingent told TOI.
Meanwhile, in the Kia Oval Test England are in the driver’s seat on Day 3. England, who were reeling at 185 for 7 on Day 1 managed to drag the score to 332 and that pushed the Indians back. India, on the other hand, are 196/6 in their first innings. India captain Virat Kohli scored 49 before he edged one to slips of Ben Stokes. But as we speak, Hanuma Vihari and Jadeja is fighting it out there in trying to close in on the deficit.
Also, England pacer James Anderson has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during the second day of the ongoing fifth Test against India at the Oval on Saturday.
In addition to the fine, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of the fast bowler, for whom it was the first offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016, the ICC said in a statement.