India and England locked horns with each other in the four-match Test series. The hosts lost the first game by 227 runs against England. However, they fought really hard in the next three Tests, securing three wins on the trot. India won the Test series by 3-1 and have qualified for the ICC World Test Championship final.
India will take on Kane Williamson-led New Zealand side in the ICC WTC final slated to be held on June 18 later this year. It is surely going to be a fascinating battle between the two sides. India won the second Test by 317 runs and after which they won the third Test by 10 wickets.
The hosts played really well in the fourth and final Test match at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. and won by an innings and 25 runs to win the series. After the game, Indian captain Virat Kohli was pleased as punch at the post-match presentation.
“The comeback in Chennai pleased me the most. The first game was an aberration and England outplayed us. The toss played a crucial role and the bowlers weren’t in the contest. We bowled and fielded with more intensity and so the comeback was very heartening.
Our bench strength is extremely strong and that’s a good sign for Indian cricket. When the transition happens, the standards won’t fall and Rishabh and Washy’s partnership showed exactly that in a crucial juncture of the match. We had to pick up our body language after the first game in Chennai.
Every team in international cricket is a quality side and we need to work hard to beat them, even at home. Rohit’s batting was incredible. His 150 on that pitch was equivalent to 250 on a true wicket. Keeping that intensity going is most important and is the hallmark of our team.
Rohit’s knock was the defining moment in Chennai, and Ashwin has been our most bankable player over the years so they have been our best players this series. Now we can accept that the WTC final, which was a distraction in New Zealand in 2020, but now it’s a reality,” Kohli added.
Bumrah took a break for his marriage
Meanwhile, world-class pacer Jasprit Bumrah took a break for his marriage from international cricket. Recently, there were several rumours and speculations about his future wife. Fans are actively playing the guessing game on social media. Reports suggested that the bowler was reportedly getting hitched to South Indian actress Anupama Parameswaran.
The speculations of them dating and tying the knot went viral on social media as soon as netizens learnt that Bumrah took a break for his marriage. Nonetheless, all those rumours were squashed by Anupama’s mother as she has snubbed all these rumours. In a latest interview with a web portal, the actress’ mother dismissed all reports claiming that her daughter was getting hitched to the star bowler.
Sunita, who is Anupama’s mother, while dismissing the reports added that was aware of the reports and also notified that this is not the first time that these rumours did the rounds on social media. She further added that the rumours spread like wildfire after Bumrah and Anupama started following each other on social media.
Apart from Anupama, another famous name that has come up is TV presenter Sanjana Ganesan.