While England and India may have fought tooth and nail in both white-ball series so far, players on both sides have shown respect for each other.
English batsman Johnny Beirstovwho knocked out his 11th ODI century to lead his team to a remarkable chase of 337 tracks in the second One-Day International on Friday They grow kohli for the praise of cotton wool.
“It’s very nice of him to say that. He’s been one of the best players in the world for a while. Also, I’m happy to hit the ball the way I am now,” Bearstow said when asked about the reaction. to his praise of Collie’s words.
After the match on Friday, the captain of India said that his team could not do much in the face of great shots from Bairstow and Ben Stokes, who added 175 tracks in 114 balls for the second goal.
“Sometimes we hesitated, but mostly it was one of the best shots you’ll ever see. We never had a chance during their partnership (Bairstow-Stokes), that’s how good they were,” Collie said.
Relationships between rival international team players have improved in recent years due to the participation of these players in the Indian Premier League. Players from rival countries often end up sharing the same locker room in the money-rich league.
However, there are also some heated exchanges in the ongoing series.
Joss Butler there was a heated exchange with Koli after his dismissal at the fifth and final T20 International in Ahmedabad. Butler captain England in place of the wounded Eoin Morgan in the second ODI on Friday.