4-1 result is not the true reflection of series


Hyderabad: The 4-1 result is not the true reflection of the just concluded Test series between India and England. The Virat Kohli-led team ran the home side close before ending losers in the highly competitive series.

Perhaps, the biggest difference between the two sides was that the Joe Root’s team won the key moments in four of the five Tests. But the fact remains that India’s high hopes of winning a series in England came crashing down yet again even though there was an expectation of Kohli’s men turning the tables on this tour.

The Indians have to wait for another four years before dreaming of any series win in England. The Indian team is set to return to England next year for the one-day World Cup.

It could be a case of many a slip between the cup and the lip. The tragedy was that the Indians had England on the back foot, barring the second Test at Lord’s, but failed to capitalise it.

Skipper Kohli himself admitted that in his post-series press conference in London on Tuesday. The visitors created the pressure but the team was not able to hold that pressure for long enough with the bat and the ball as well. As a result, England took advantage of those situations better than the Indian team.