The Indian head coach, Ravi Shastri was at the helm of the Indian team when they had suffered a forgettable defeat inside 3 days at Lord’s in 2018. Plenty of questions were asked as India made some inexplicable calls to slump to an innings and 159-run defeat. But now in 2021, Ravi Shastri is proud of the team, watching the final England wicket fall on Monday evening as India scripted a terrific comeback on the final day to win the Lord’s Test and go 1-0 up in the 5-match series.
The Indian team registered a historic 151-run win India hammered England by 151 runs after needing less than 52 overs to bowl them out for 120. With Mohammed Siraj picking up 4 wickets and Jasprit Bumrah picking up 3 wickets, India managed to bundle out the hosts in less than a couple of sessions.
Earlier in the day, India found unlikely batting heroes in Mohammed Shami and Bumrah as the duo managed to make 89 runs for the 9th wicket to stretch India’s lead. After overseeing one of India’s finest overseas wins, Ravi Shastri took to social media to appreciate his team. His tweet read: “To win at @HomeOfCricket as a player and coach is something very special. Thanks a ton guys for making it happen. Enjoy the moment.”
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) August 17, 2021
Notably, Ravi Shastri was part of the Kapil Dev-led Indian team which became the first from the country to win a Tet match at Lord’s in 1986. Shastri was in the middle with his captain Kapil when India got over the line in the said Test match.
Taking to social media, skipper Virat Kohli and opening batsman Rohit Sharma also lauded the team for a remarkable effort at Lord’s.
Every single one of us wanted this win, you could see it, you could feel it and watching it play out was incredible. pic.twitter.com/cJJ6PpcHm5
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 16, 2021
What a game of cricket 👌
Everyone stepping up, love the commitment and attitude. Way to go boys 🇮🇳 💪 pic.twitter.com/hSgmxkLiiP
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 16, 2021
It took 28 years for the Indian team to register their 2nd Test win at Lord’s when MS Dhoni-led team defeated England at the iconic venue in 2014. The 3rd win came on Monday as Kohli’s men avenged the 2018 loss with a spirited display of Test cricket in London.