England goalkeeper Ben Fawkes, who turned 28 on Monday, praised well-known former players from around the world for his brilliant work against India, and Kieran Moore called him one of the best overseas players in India.
On a wicket that helped turn from the first session on the first day of the second test, England did not give up any additional amount of 95.5 overs in India’s first passes.
Also, on the third day of the wicket, Fox, playing his sixth test, gave up only five bytes, including a viciously rotating delivery limit.
“Ben Fox is one of the best foreign guards in India. His right foot opens when he collects from a rotating mechanism with his left hand. Cups outside the spinner and his left foot goes back slightly @englandcricket #cricket #IndvEng,” tweeted as early as during the game on the third day of MA Chidambaram Stadium on Monday.
“When Foakes opens while his body opens, it helps him collect the ball when it bounces and jumps. He has a great head and arm position, he has great balance for himself @englandcricket #cricket #IndvEng,” he added. .
Adam Gilchrist, a former Australian stumbling block, also tweeted, “Lord, how brilliant Ben Fox is.”
Former English goalkeeper Matt Prior called it a tweet master class: “This is an absolute master class by Ben Fox behind the stumps (Emticons: Clapping hands) #INDvsENG.”
Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman also praised Fox, calling him the best foreign neck guard he has seen in a long time.
“Ben Fox was excellent behind the stumps in this test. He is the best neck guard abroad I’ve seen in a long time. Very strong foundations, great hands and excellent technique. More importantly, very good body language. #INDvEND @ StarSportsIndia, “added Laxman, who played 134 test games and scored 8,781 runs.