LONDON: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has hailed Virat Kohli as an incredible leader, saying the Indian captain gave a tactical masterclass to how to win a Test match at the Kennington Oval.
The Virat Kohli-led side stormed to an emphatic 157-run win over England to take a 2-1 lead in the ongoing five-match series. Indian bowlers delivered big time on the last day of the fourth Test at the Kennington Oval on Monday as the genius of mercurial Jasprit Bumrah, and all-around performance by Shardul Thakur in the match helped visitors in defeating England by 157 runs to gain a 2-1 in the five-match series.

“Virat Kohli is an incredible leader. He’s just got this buzz of energy. He was taking the piss out of the Barmy Army with these trumpet signs. I love it. We don’t have enough characters in the game and mimicking the crowd, trying to get his own supporters going. When they came out after lunch he was getting them going. It was like he was at the end of the long jump in the Olympics trying to get the crowd going,” Vaughan told Fox Sports’ The Back Page.

“He’s an amazing character and yesterday he gave a tactical masterclass on how to win a Test match. Those that complain are just boring. They don’t understand entertainment. We’re in the entertainment industry where we need people like Virat Kohli. We need characters,” he added.

India and England will now lock horns in the fifth and final Test, beginning September 10 in Manchester.

Times of India


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