London: Former Australia spin bowler Shane Warne believes that the England bowlers had no plans to dismiss Indian batsmen Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah on the fifth and final day of the second Test between India and England at Lord’s.
Shane Warne sprinkles salt on England’s wounds
England had to face defeat by 151 runs in the second test match played against India at Lord’s. Shami and Bumrah made important contributions with both bat and ball in this match for India. Warne told SEN, ‘England bowlers were standing up and holding their hands on their heads, saying what had gone wrong. Five to seven of their players were standing on the boundary line and the bowlers were engrossed in thinking how we should get these batsmen out.
Shane Warne praised Team India
Warne further said, ‘England bowlers got a little emotional due to which they started using short balls, but in the end the team that played well got the win and that was Team India. However, England captain Joe Root denied that he bowled short deliveries to Bumrah in revenge.
The captain of England accepted the iron of Team India
Root said, ‘Virat and his team played a fair game. He played the game differently which gave him an emotional edge. I feel as a captain I have a lot of weight on my shoulders. As planned, I could have done things a little differently. Root further said, ‘Shami and Bumrah’s partnership was without question a crucial moment of the game and I don’t think I handled it well enough. This put us in a difficult position. We will definitely look back on this. I will look at the fielding and the way we bowled.