As the team India managed to end the run of winless 50 years at Oval on Monday, cricket experts around the world praised Captain Virat Kohli for his team management in the 4th Test at Oval. With this historic win against England, Kohli’s Test career as a captain gained another big momentum. India beat the English team by 157 runs and registered an unbeatable lead of 2-1 in the ongoing 5-match test series.
The last time India defeated England at Oval was back in 1971 under the captaincy of Ajit Wadekar. The latest victory not only ended India’s long wait for a win at the venue but also made Kohli the second Indian captain after Kapil Dev to witness two Test wins in a series on English soil.
In the post-match ceremony, Kohli praised his teammates saying, “Well, I think the best thing about both the games has been the character the team has shown. We are not looking to survive in this game, we are here to win. Really proud of the character the team has shown.” He even went on thanking the dedicated fans to motivate them throughout the match.
On his YouTube channel, former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq praised the Indian team for their excellent performance in this series-winning match. He added, “When a team wins a game after being the underdogs at one stage, the captain has a huge hand in that. Virat Kohli managed his team brilliantly. He has a mix of youngsters and experienced players, but he managed them all really well (at the Oval). He was not demoralised at any moment of time in this Test, even after being bowled out 191. The captain’s body language is reflected in the team.”
Australian cricket legend Shane Warne also lauded the Indian skipper by giving him the title of he is the biggest superstar on the planet. Warne also believes that Kohli has brought all the positive changes to the Indian team that is required.
However, former English opener Nick Compton opened up about not being impressed by Kohli’s gestures while celebrating their historic triumph over the Barmy Army.
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