Virat Kohli & Co. have proved that they can win in any corner of the world and no matter what the opposing team, this Team India is not afraid of anyone. Be it Australian or English, this team, led by Virat, knows how to react in every tone. KL Rahul, who won the Man of the Match award after India’s 151-run victory in the Lord’s Test, said: “We don’t care about sledging. During the Lord’s Test between India and England, England and India players were seen quarreling with each other several times.
After the match, when Rahul was asked about this, he said, ‘When the two top teams face off, you expect some sledgehammer along with good skill. We don’t pay much attention to this kind of splatter. You’ve targeted one of our players and we’ll be back 11 of 11. During the match James Anderson-Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler Jaspreet Bumrah were seen quarreling with each other. During the second innings of England, Indian players gave furious answers to English players in their language. KL Rahul contributed 129 runs in the first innings for which he was awarded the man of the match award. In the Lord’s Test, while fielding, English spectators threw a bottle of champagne on Rahul.
Even at that time, the captain had instructed Virat Rahul to throw the lid back. Virat is known for his offensive play and now the entire team is not as aggressively pressured by the opposing team. In the Lord’s Test, after losing the toss, India went out to bat and scored 364 runs. In reply, England scored 391 in the first innings. Captain Joe Root scored 180. England took a major lead in the first innings. After that, India lost eight wickets for 209 runs in the second innings, but then Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Shami scored 298 runs. India declared their innings at 298 for 8 wickets. Shami, 56, and Bumrah, 34, returned after being dismissed. In this way, India set a target of 272 runs before England. On the last day England had to play 60 overs, but the whole team was bowled out for 120 in 51.5 overs.