‘Top display of Test cricket’: Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Michael Vaughan hail ‘unbelievable’ Windies win on resumption

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan hailed West Indies’ “unbelievable” victory over England in the series opener and stated their show had been all of the more exceptional given cricket was simply coming back from the COVID-19 shutdown.

West Indies, No. eight in the test rankings, arrived in England with out batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer and all-rounder Keemo Paul, who pulled out of the tour citing worries about security through the pandemic.

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Few anticipated them to beat fourth-ranked England however Jason Holder’s team prevailed by 4 wickets in a see-saw contest.

A “extraordinary week of test cricket,” Vaughan stated.

“For the West Indies to have come over to play is exceptional in these occasions… For them to have played so nicely & won is unbelievable,” tweeted Vaughan.

“I don’t even suppose England followers might be too disenchanted…bloody love test cricket.”

 

Great week of Test Cricket … For the West Indies to have come over to play is exceptional in these occasions … For them to have played so nicely & won is unbelievable … I don’t even suppose England followers might be too disppaointed … bloody love Test cricket ?

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 12, 2020

West Indies batting extraordinary Viv Richards was over the moon.

“First game after the break belongs to us,” tweeted the previous captain.

“Some gritty show from the lads. This team deserves the win on this game. Congratulations boys. You make us proud.”

 

First game after the break belongs to us!

Some gritty show from the lads. This team deserves the win on this game. Congratulations boys

You make us proud… ?? #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/wYAVRGOwh6

— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) July 12, 2020

Indian extraordinary Sachin Tendulkar praised the “good all-round” show by each teams whereas captain Virat Kohli also hailed the “Top display of test cricket”.

 

Wow @windiescricket what a win. Top display of test cricket.

— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 12, 2020

“Cricket is so a lot better with @windiescricket doing nicely in the longest format of the sport,” tweeted former India fast Irfan Pathan.

The three-test ‘bio-secure’ series strikes to Manchester for the second match from Thursday.

British actor Hugh Laurie summed up the influence of the Southampton test on the sport’s followers.

“What a game of cricket. It doesn’t remedy something, remedy something, make something go away – however what a game of cricket,” he tweeted.

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