Fourth Test match versus England at The Oval, the Indian cricket team put in an outstanding effort on the field. The Virat Kohli-led team thrashed the Joe Root-led side by 157 runs to grab a commanding 2-1 lead in the five-match Test series, Former England captain, Nasser Hussain has praised Virat Kohli and the Indian side. The 5th day, according to Hussain, was a test of Kohli’s leadership abilities, which the Indian captain accomplished with excellent grades.
Hussain also said that the ground at The Oval benefited the seamers, but India still succeeded in taking 10 wickets on the last day. Hussain, who is 53 years old, claimed that Kohli‘s smartness in making changes in the bowling side benefited Team India.
Kohli’s Midas Test everything he touched turned to gold: Nasser Hussain
“I said at the start of the fifth day that it was going to be a big test of Virat Kohli’s captaincy and he passed that test with flying colors. That Oval pitch offered very little for the seamers and only a bit of rough for Ravindra Jadeja’s left-arm spin”.
“But somehow, he manufactured 10 English wickets on the last day. Every bowling change worked, and so did every tweak to the field. And when he took the second new ball after tea, it produced a wicket straightaway, with Umesh Yadav getting Craig Overton,” Nasser Hussain said.
According to Nasser Hussain, the fourth Test match was a Midas Test for Virat Kohli, as everything he touched turned to gold. Considering that Ravichandran Ashwin’s omission from the Indian team for the fourth Test has become irrelevant. Hussain concluded by saying that Kohli trusted his seamen to complete the job, and the Indian seamen delivered.
“One way or another, this was Kohli’s Midas Test everything he touched turned to gold, and India are now one game away from a famous series victory, not long after beating Australia in their own backyard”.
Indeed the absence of Ravichandran Ashwin, the top-ranked spinner in Test cricket, proved irrelevant. People predicted that India would miss him. Kohli said: ‘No, we won’t. I’m backing our seamers to do the job.’ And he was right,” concluded Nasser Hussain.