India vs England – “Devaluation of their wicket…”: Former England captain on Ben Stokes

India vs England – “Devaluation of their wicket…”: Former England captain on Ben Stokes


Ben Stokes scored 25 against India in the first innings of Edgbaston Test© AFP

Jasprit Bumrah-led Team India is currently in the driver’s seat in the ongoing Edgbaston Test against England. The visitors extended their lead to 257 on the third day with unbeaten 50 and 30 from Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant. India took a crucial lead in the game after bowling out England for 284 to take a 132-run lead in the first innings. England captain Ben Stokes failed to score big and was dismissed by Shardul Thakur for just 25 runs.

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen while commenting on air for Sky Sports said that Stokes is devaluing his wicket which is not a good thing.

“Test match centuries are valuable things, they mean a lot because of stress, tension, patience and discipline. The devaluation of his wicket is something that I think cannot be a good thing,” Pietersen said. Told. Wind.

Stokes diddge Shardul Thakur, but Jasprit Bumrah dived to his left to take a brilliant catch. Stokes scored 25 runs in 36 balls with the help of 4 fours.

“I would tell Ben that he doesn’t need to try to be over-aggressive and prove a point. The bowler needs to bowl his best to get Stokes out. At this point in time, I want Stokes to get right. Trying. Running on the bowlers,” Pietersen said.

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“When England are in conflict they don’t need to lose their head and throw the ball in the air. Stokes can stay steady and can do what Bairstow is doing. I wouldn’t tell him to not go after bowlers at all. But please stand still. He’s a great player to do what he’s doing.”

Till stumps on the third day, India’s score was 125/3 in the second innings, with Pujara and Pant at the crease.

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