England Test captain Ben Stokes compared Harry Brook to former India captain Virat Kohli. The veteran all-rounder reckons Brook’s technique is similar to Kohli’s, considering it can succeed under any conditions as well.
However, the Yorkshire batter has been one of the best batters of England in the ongoing Test tour of Pakistan as well. He has so far scored two centuries in two Tests in Pakistan and won the Player of the Match award in the second Test in Multan as well.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Stokes opined on Brook’s consistency in the County Championship as well. He thinks the youngster’s technique can earn him a lot of success as well, like Kohli. He said:
“Harry had the summer he had last year and had all the big ups before he made his debut at the end of the summer. To come here and put in that performance again is just phenomenal. He is one of those rare players where you look across all formats and you can just see him being successful anywhere. Massive shout but Virat Kohli is one of those guys where his technique is just so simple it works everywhere.”
“It was incredible to have finished this Test match 2-0 and take the series” – Ben Stokes
Virat Kohli’s consistency over the years has been praiseworthy as he is the only batter to average at least 50 across formats as well. While talking about the series victory, Stokes shared England’s desire to achieve something special and opined on its magnitude, considering how tough it is to win in the sub-continent.
“It was incredible to have finished this Test match 2-0 and take the series. There’s some seriously tired bodies up there. Everyone’s flown into this and we’ve achieved something really special this week. A huge credit again has got to go to the effort put in this week and carrying on in the way that has been a successful thing for us in the last six or seven months.
“I think coming to the subcontinent is always a tough place to come and win cricket but we know what we have achieved this week, we know that it is something, not unheard of, but very rare to do especially as an English team,” Ben Stokes concluded.
However, England and Pakistan will play the third and final Test of the series in Karachi, which starts on December 17 as well.