Former England Cricket team Test specialist Jonathan Trott has admitted that winning Tests in India after 28 years during the 2012 tour has been the most significant achievement of his career. Meanwhile, Trott announced his retirement in 2015 against Windies in May.
England won the four-match Test series 2-1 after losing the first Test at Ahmedabad. Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar were the chief architects of the memorable series claiming 20 and 17 wickets, respectively. Jonathan Trott also played a crucial hand in the final drawn Test scoring a match-saving 143. Moreover, he finished the tour with 294 runs from four games at an average of 42.
“Winning in India was a magnificent achievement. Probably the biggest in my Test career. It feels good to have played those knocks,” Trott told TOI.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Trott is currently in India with the England Lions squad. They are in India to play a five-match unofficial ODI series against India A followed by two unofficial Tests in a month-long tour. However, their stint in India have been a major failure as they trail the five-match ODI series, 4-0.
England Lions have struggled to put runs on the board; as a result, they have finished on the losing cause. Last night, Shardul Thakur inspired India A with his four-wicket haul to restrict England Lions for a mere 221 runs. Rahul Chahar provided good support picking two wickets at a good economy rate.
It was an easy chase for the hosts as Rishabh Pant, and Deepak Hooda walked to the winning line after KL Rahul provided a good start. Pant and Hooda stitched an unbeaten 120 runs to seal the encounter as the southpaw remained not out on 76 runs, Hooda chipped in with run-a-ball 47.
Happy to give back to the game
Furthermore, Jonathan Trott admitted that it is a great feeling to give something back to the game. Following his retirement, the top-order batsman tried his hand at the commentary, but he feels there is no close connection of it from the real game.
“I have been fortunate enough to have played under a lot of good coaches in my career. It’s nice to be involved with the game and give something back to the game. I have done a bit of media with commentary but it felt a bit distant from the actual game,” he concluded.
Jonathan Trott represented England in 53 Tests matches scoring 3835 runs at an average of 44.08 including nine centuries.