IND vs ENG: Ben Stokes praised Indian seamers for the way they run in
Ben Stokes, England’s all-rounder who played an astonishing inning of 82 runs off 118 balls with 10 boundaries and 3 sixes praised Indian seamers after the end of Day 2. Stokes applauded Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma for toiling away on Day 2 in Chennai Test.
England finished the day with 555/8, the double ton of England’s skipper played a major role in putting up a monstrous score. However, Stokes doesn’t believe that there is much help for pacers in the pitch of Chennai.
“There’s obviously more in the wicket for the spinners than the seamers, and you’ve got to give a lot of credit to Ishant and Bumrah for the way they run in. We’ll need to do that as well. Pleased to win the toss and put a total in the board,” 29-years old said.
Day 2 was also dominated by the visitors as they managed to cross 550+ runs in their first inning itself. Stokes was dismissed by Shahbaz Nadeem, about which he told the media that he was looking to attack rather than defense.
“I’m making sure I’m either getting right down the wicket or getting right back. Today, initially, it was a typical subcontinent wicket, but Nadeem got a couple to kick out of the rough, and I said to myself, ‘I’d rather get caught at deep square taking the attack to him rather than get caught short leg being defensive” he added.