Reaction to England’s triumph in Mumbai

November 27, 2012

by PaddyBriggs

“England’s victory over India in Mumbai was one of the most unexpected Test wins I have seen in all my years of playing and watching cricket.”


Jonathan Agnew


“The team selection in Ahmedabad was so far off the mark and it was exposed. They came here with the side they should have played in Ahmedabad and they got the result. There’s a message there.”

Ian Botham


“KP’s innings was sensational. He took the game away from India and that’s why you want him in your team.”

Alastair Cook


“It’s nice to be back playing. It’s special to be part of this team and the dressing room is certainly united.”

Kevin Pietersen


“All the other bowlers got turn and bounce, but the pace Monty was bowling at made it so much more difficult.”

MS Dhoni


“India may be forced into a U-turn and produce flat pitches for the final two Tests in order to nullify England’s spinners after their heavy defeat in Mumbai. I hope we get pitches that do something and provide the entertainment that we’ve seen.”

Mike Atherton

“The match was a wonderful advert for Test cricket. It had so many good things in it: superb batting, different styles and wonderful bowling by the two England spinners, who proved they are better than India’s.”

Geoff Boycott


“Dhoni will have to rethink his strategy. Maybe he did underestimate the quality of the England spinners, especially Panesar.”

Rahul Dravid


“England shouldn’t make generalisations of ‘India play spin well, so we can’t play Monty’. We’ve seen in this Test match when it’s spinning and you have high quality spinners, India are not always great.”

Nasser Hussain


England have outplayed India – and that is some feat in India. It promises to be an absolutely rip-snorting series, this!

David Lloyd


“Dhoni ‘hyped up’ his batsmen and spinners on turning tracks, but the result showed that his enthusiasm was misplaced”

Indian Express


“Sachin Tendulkar, we assume, is undroppable but he keeps getting dismissed by English spinners. Will he beat Ricky Ponting in the race for the slippers and the rocking chair?”

Vic Marks


“Tendulkar will hang up his boots when he thinks it’s time for him to go. He does not need any advice on this. Before making a comment on his performance you have to see his colossal record and his past performance,”

BCCI official Rajiv Shukla


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One Comment to “Reaction to England’s triumph in Mumbai”

  1. Andrew Pradesh
    November 27th, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    Spot on Rajiv – expect Sachin to come good in Kolkata.

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