Southampton, July 13
Former England captain Michael Vaughan hailed West Indies’ “incredible” victory over England within the collection opener and stated their efficiency had been all of the extra outstanding given cricket was simply getting back from the Covid-19 shutdown.
West Indies, No. eight within the Test rankings, arrived in England with out batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer and all-rounder Keemo Paul, who pulled out of the tour citing considerations about security in the course of the pandemic. Few anticipated them to beat fourth-ranked England however Jason Holder’s group prevailed by 4 wickets in a see-saw contest.
A “great week of Test cricket,” Vaughan stated. “For the West Indies to have come over to play is remarkable in these times… For them to have played so well & won is incredible,” tweeted Vaughan. “I don’t even think England fans will be too disappointed…bloody love Test cricket.”
West Indies batting nice Viv Richards was over the moon. “First game after the break belongs to us,” tweeted the previous captain. “Some gritty performance from the lads. This team deserves the win in this game. Congratulations boys. You make us proud.”
Indian nice Sachin Tendulkar praised the “good all-round” efficiency by each groups whereas captain Virat Kohli additionally hailed the “top display of Test cricket”.
“Cricket is so much better with @windiescricket doing well in the longest format of the game,” tweeted former India fast Irfan Pathan.
The three-Test ‘bio-secure’ collection strikes to Manchester for the second match from Thursday. British actor Hugh Laurie summed up the impression of the Test on the sport’s followers. “What a game of cricket. It doesn’t solve anything, cure anything, make anything go away — but what a game of cricket,” he tweeted. — Reuters