1st Test: “He Doesn’t Find Any Excuses,” Says Yohan Blake On Virat Kohli’s Captaincy


Sprinting legend Yohan Blake on Wednesday lauded Team India Captain Virat Kohli for his captaincy after the primary Test between India and England. Although India misplaced the Test by 227 runs, the Jamaican dash star praised Kohli for taking duty and never producing excuses for his staff’s defeats. He additionally praised a few of India’s younger stars like Shubman Gill and Rishabh Pant in a video that he shared on Twitter, moreover congratulating England for his or her spectacular victory on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

“What I really love about Team India is that Virat Kohli, he doesn’t find any excuses. That’s what I really love about Virat Kohli and his captaincy. He doesn’t find any excuses,” Blake says within the video.

“He takes the blame for everything, he says ‘ok, the bowling was not as consistent, the batting wasn’t as consistent.'”

“He didn’t find any excuses for why they lose. He says ok, we have to go back to the drawing board and come back, and that’s what I love about Virat Kohli and his captaincy,” the star sprinter stated.

“Also, what else stood out for me – Shubman Gill. He’s a wonderful batsman. Of course, Rishabh Pant- excellent. Not every time he’s going to put on a show, but he’s excellent for the game of Test cricket,” Blake stated.

He additionally praised England captain Joe Root, who marked his one hundredth Test with a positive double-century.

Blake was additionally filled with reward for England seamer James Anderson, whose good spell of reverse-swing within the fourth innings all however sealed the win for the guests.

“Wonderful Test, England and India and I must say, Joe Root – well played. To the England team – well played. Jimmy Anderson – incredible as usual. They say you get better with age, age is just a number and Jimmy keeps on showing that,” Blake says within the video.


England have taken a 1-0 lead within the four-match collection with the 227-run victory in Chennai. They have additionally overtaken India within the World Test Championship, and are within the hunt for a spot within the ultimate at Lord’s.

The second Test may also be performed on the similar venue, starting on Saturday.

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