Former coach John Wright shares words of wisdom for team India
“It’s a great result for India and the team," Wright remarked.
Updated - Dec 12, 2018 11:26 pm
Former team India head coach John Wright recently came up with words of wisdom for the high-flying team India. Team India registered a historic win in Adelaide recently to take a 1-0 lead in the ongoing Test assignment against Australia. After the win, Wright wants the Indian side to continue with their good work and not get carried away with emotions.
He wants the Virat Kohli-led side to stay grounded and stick to the basics. He recalled how the Indian side had won a Test during the 2003-04 tour, but had failed to capitalise on the win and register a series win. John Wright hopes to see this Indian side win the series down under.
“It’s a great result for India and the team. I think they were the better team at this game. Take the good things, take that confidence into the next Test, start again, keep your feet on the ground but don’t get carried away,” John Wright quoted as per the quotes in MidDay.
“The 2003-04 win in Adelaide was fantastic. We all thought it would have been nice to win the series, but we couldn’t achieve that. Let’s hope we can [do it] this time,” he recalled.
On Jasprit Bumrah’s rise to fame
On another note, Wright looked very happy to see the way Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been evolving over the last couple of years. Not a lot of people know that it was John Wright who had spotted Jasprit Bumrah during a Mumbai Indians talent scout for the IPL a couple of seasons ago.
Bumrah had made his IPL debut for the Mumbai Indians and continues to be an integral part of the three-time champions camp. Wright noted that he is happy to see Bumrah come through and deliver. He credited the fast bowler for his ability to get his opportunities converted to big results.
“I’m glad to see him come through and deliver. All credit to Jasprit. It’s one thing to get an opportunity and quite something else to take it and develop. I am happy for him,” the former Kiwi cricketer quoted.