5 Instances when the current Indian Test team hit back strongly after sledging

5 Instances when the current Indian Test team hit back strongly after sledging

Team India don't prefer to get bogged down under pressure.

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Indian players. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Well, this Indian team under Virat Kohli’s leadership is a true beast. The more you dwell them against the wall, the better they come back to strike hard. In fact just like the Aussies of the 2000s, this team India adores competing tough and fair.

Perhaps in their recent overseas trips, King Kohli and his men have certainly embodied thrashing giants in their backyard. No matter if it’s a green top or a fortress of any side, the challenge is vigorously accepted to triumph. Especially the two consecutive series wins on the Australian soil are the biggest testimonies regarding even if you sledge them, get ready to be bombarded.

Hence in this list, let’s revisit 5 instances when the current Indian team had hit back strongly after getting sledged

1. England vs India 2nd Test, Lord’s (2021)

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Indian Cricket Team. (Photo by Gareth Copley – ECB/ECB via Getty Images)

Well, the recent Test series between England and India was a very competitive one. Though the scoreline now stands at 2-1 with India leading, undoubtedly it was well lauded by many red-ball lovers. However, in the second game, both these giants to secure their first win left no stone unturned at Lord’s.

Especially in the last two days when the Test match was nicely poised, England started rubbing shoulders with team India in a wrongful manner. To tumble India out cheaply in their second innings, the likes of Anderson, Buttler and other players started hounding the Indian batters with their sledging strategy. Even when skipper Kohli was batting, Joe Root and his men gave him a piece of their minds.

However, the tension amongst the two teams had reached a boiling point when the English pacers attacked Jasprit Bumrah both verbally and through a barrage of bouncers. Especially because the veteran James Anderson had battled the feisty bouncers of Bumrah in the first innings, England thought it was redemption time.

But sadly for the hosts, their actions got completely backfired as India’s tail-enders stitched a record 9th wicket stand on Day 5. Both Bumrah and Shami registered a match-winning 89 run stand which surely then had become a big mountain to chase.

Eventually, to fetch redemption, Virat Kohli and boys not only celebrated every English wicket savagely but also got under the skin after every over. Especially the gloveman Rishabh Pant and Mohammad Siraj continued the war of words throughout England’s innings. Overall sadly by tasting their own medicine, England poorly lost the game by a margin of 151 runs.