Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman hailed the Indian bowlers for staying patient and relentless in batsman-friendly conditions in the Trent Bridge Test against England. India managed to restrict England to a lead of 209 after cruising at one stage and the Indian bowlers showed their class in the department.
Joe Root produced a hard-fought century for England and it was a much better batting effort from the England batsmen in the second innings comparing to their first innings score. Jasprit Bumrah has been India’s pick of the bowlers so far with 9 wickets in the Test including a fifer.
VVS Laxman Stresses The Challenge For The Indian Bowlers
VVS Laxman mentioned that the patience and planning of the Indian bowlers were of the highest order which helped overcome the difficult bowling challenges in England. He lauded the Indian bowlers for staying in the contest despite the pitch favouring the batsman and added the left-arm spinner Jadeja did his job well.
“India bowled well. They were patient, executed their plans and were also relentless. That is something that is very critical, especially when the conditions are not suiting you and are favorable for the batsmen. We have to accept it, today they were in favor of batsmen, but the bowlers were up to the task. Even Jadeja bowled well,” said Laxman.
VVS Laxman Impressed By Siraj’s Battle With Sam Curran
VVS Laxman was highly impressed with the battle between Mohammed Siraj and Sam Curran as lots of words were exchanged without getting into a mess. He added about the intensity of the Indian bowlers not dropping at any moment and the aggressiveness was a delight to watch from the Indian perspective.
“Bumrah, Shami, Siraj. Siraj bowled really well. Was impressed with his body language and intensity, something that augurs for India really well. His battle with Curran not only shows his skill set but also his aggression,” added Laxman.
India need 157 runs to win the first Test against England with 9 wickets in hand and it is going to be an exciting final day.