Speaking of the historic win, England skipper Ben Stokes came forward and revealed that the win against India was the best triumph of the side since he has been the captain.
“Since I’ve taken the captaincy on, we’ve obviously had a lot of fantastic moments as a team; we’ve had a lot of great victories, we’ve been involved in some amazing games. But I think where we are and who we’re playing against, this victory…100% definitely our greatest triumph since I’ve been captain,” Stokes said in the post-match presentation ceremony.
Absolutely thrilled for everyone involved: Stokes
Furthermore, Stokes branded himself as a great observer of the game and revealed that he had learned a lot from his side’s first innings in Hyderabad. He further lauded the performance of Tom Hartley, who was crucial in bundling India out and winning the game for his side.
“To be perfectly honest with you, it’s my first time coming out here and being in charge of the team, being the captain in these conditions. I’m not going to lie, I may not seem it but I’m a great observer of the game,” Stokes said.
“I think that might have been pretty obvious, but absolutely thrilled for everyone involved. Tom Hartley on debut, to come and get nine wickets in the whole game; Ollie Pope’s first game back after a shoulder surgery; it’s an incredible effort by everyone, even the people who might not necessarily have the rewards. I think everyone has contributed to a great win,” he concluded