Stuart Broad was mighty impressed with the way India batted in the second T20I and made the tricky chase look easy. After losing the early wicket of KL Rahul, it was the debutant Ishan Kishan who stole the show. The debutant along with captain Virat Kohli completely neutralised the England bowling and made the match one-sided.
Post India’s series-levelling victory, Broad was all praises for the way India batted and played some eye-catching strokes. Broad feels that even though batting became slightly easier in the second half, team India led by Virat Kohli showed their class and comprehensively defeated a strong England side.
Stuart Broad lauds India’s Fearless Batting
“It was spectacular batting; it did look like batting got a little bit easier, but that doesn’t take anything away from the style of the cricket shots that were played. It was beautiful to watch, to be honest. And that’s quite hard to say as an England fan”, Stuart Broad said on Sky Sports.
“England set a competitive total; they might have wanted a few more, but it did look like the pitch was quite hard to score in the initial stages. But India pretty much cruised home”, Broad said.
Meanwhile, Broad also pointed out that things could have been different if Jos Buttler held onto a sharp chance to dismiss Kohli cheaply. He also added that England could have given crucial overs to someone else instead of Tom Curran who hasn’t played a lot of T20 cricket lately.
“Tom Curran hasn’t played a lot of cricket. It is really hard to come in T20 and hit your strap straightaway. He bowled a very tough over – the final over of the Powerplay; it’s one of the hardest ones to bowl. Maybe England can look back on that, and maybe they could have gone a slightly different route because it was almost that over where England lost the control and momentum of the game”, Stuart Broad recognised.
Furthermore, the series is now level with 3 more T20I matches remaining in the series. The third T20I between India and England will be played on Tuesday (tomorrow) at Ahmedabad.