Indian team is comfortable position at the end of Day-1 with 272 runs on the scoreboard for a loss of 3 wickets. KL Rahul went unbeaten at a score of 124 runs and Rohit Sharma played a remarkable inning of 83 runs. Towards the end, Virat Kohli also played a decent knock of 43 runs but still, he failed in scoring his first hundred in the last 43 innings. And, Ollie Robinson dismissed the Indian skipper on the back of his brilliant bowling plan.
Virat Kohli looked in full form with the bat after a long span of time. He was playing with confidence against English bowlers. But, a small mistake sent him back to pavellion. Ollie Robinson kept bowling on the fourth stump to the Indian skipper. In the end, after testing Kohli’s patience, he bowled an inswinger that took a thick edge of the bat and carried to the fielder standing in the slips. It was an easy catch for England skipper Joe Root and a big one for England.
Ollie Robinson Says Virat is probably my biggest wicket to date
Post-match, Ollie Robinson looked quite happy and said that taking Virat Kohli’s wicket is one of his biggest achievements. As per him, the plan was always to bowl on the weak point of the Indian skipper and he managed to do so.
“Virat is probably my biggest wicket to date, so I was happy with that. It was a huge moment. The plan for him was always to bowl the fourth-fifth stump line, back of a length. Luckily the plan worked,” said Robinson after stumps on Thursday.
“There were probably 10-15 play-and-misses that I could count and, on another day, we might have had them two-three down early on,” the 27-year-old rued.
“We definitely looked at conditions and thought we could get a few early ones here. I think on another day it (wickets) might have happened…
The English pacer also praised the Indian batting unit performance on Day-1. He said it was one of those days where they didn’t commit many mistakes while batting.
“I felt we did bowl well. We toiled hard against their batters and to be fair, they played well. It’s just one of those days where they didn’t nick it to be honest,” he said.
Also, he mentioned that it was an honor for him to share the ball with James Anderson while playing for the country. And, Robinson feels that he is proving his worth with his brilliant performances and can take the flag of the country forward.
“It was a privilege to share the new ball with Jimmy. I’ve shown over the last couple of games that I’m ready for the toil when it comes,” he signed off.
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