India, led by Virat Kohli, beat England 3-1 in a four-match Test series.
English batsman Oli Pope has revealed that during the first Test of the four-match series against India, Indian captain Virat Kohli warned him that flat pitches would not be available after that. After winning the first Test in February, England could not face Indian spinners like Ravichandran Ashwin and Azar Patel and lost the next three Tests. Read more – Corona transition begins, Union cabinet secretary convenes meeting of 11 state representatives
“The pitch started to take a lot of spin in the second inning,” Pop told a media conference before the session. I remember I was standing at the other end and Kohli came up to me and said it was the last flat pitch. At the same time, I felt that this series was going to be very challenging in terms of batting. Read more – ICC Test Championship 2021: Team India to travel to England with 30 members for Test matches
Pope said even experienced players like Joe Root and Ben Stokes believed it was one of the most difficult situations. According to ESPN Cricinfo, the pope said, “I spoke with Root and Stokes and they further said that these were among the most difficult situations.” If players like him accept it, you will understand how challenging it was. ‘ Read more – Pakistan will not import cotton and sugar from India, has linked the issue to Kashmir
The pope, who is preparing to play the county championship next week, said he was relieved to be out of the bubble. “Bio-bubbles were very difficult in India. There were hotels like business hotels with little outdoor space. It was very difficult to play or do anything normal in such a situation. It was not possible to go out and have coffee. Thanks for coming out of the bubble,” he said.