‘Ganguly was the catalyst’
“Ganguly was the catalyst. Ganguly, and there was the duo of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. Ganguly is likely one of the most profitable Indian Test captains to this point, profitable 21 out of 49 matches with 11 of them coming away from house.
“…Now if you’re bringing a quality spinner and you’ve got a couple of pacemen, you’re in business, not only in India, you’re in business worldwide. And I think Ganguly has been a massive influence on Indian cricket. I think he’s been the catalyst for Indian cricket to be a worldwide force,” he stated.
‘Kohli fears nothing’
In the present instances, the previous English left-hander stated Kohli has taken the group to a different degree. “Apart from his (Kohli) greatness as a participant he is a superb chief. He’s a fighter and he fears nothing. That is so essential. He fears nothing.
“I feel my very own view about Kohli is that he’s there to win matches. He’s not there to build up runs for himself, he’s there to win matches and ‘I’ll lead by instance as a result of I’m the very best’,” Lloyd stated.
Lloyd lauds Ben Stokes
Lloyd was additionally all reward for Ben Stokes and put him within the record of nice all-rounders akin to Gary Sobers, Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff and Kapil Dev.
“He’s a extremely advantageous cricketer and in that all-round class of the greats, from England standpoint, Botham, Flintoff, Kapil Dev in India and all-time Windies nice Gary Sobers. He has cemented himself in that place.”
Stokes scored 176 from 356 balls within the first innings of the second Test in opposition to West Indies beneath tough circumstances, solely to alter gears within the second essay to smash the quickest Test fifty by an English opener.
Stokes, who climbed to the primary place within the ICC all-rounder rankings, additionally claimed three wickets to assist his aspect win by 113 runs and tie the three-match sequence 1-1.
England vs West Indies
Reflecting on the match, the English commentator felt that the Jason Holder-led aspect messed it up within the first hour’s play after they put England in by bowling terribly.
“The name at that time was a proper one with the dampness round. It did rain for 3 weeks with none sunshine. It was a cloudy day. But within the first hour, they bowled terribly.
“It was shocking. They bowled outside the line and should have made them play. Wests Indies did not really recover from that,” he stated.
The third and remaining Test is starting on Friday.