The fourth Test game which saw India vs. England go head on has come and gone with India thrashing England, and Virat Kohli, India’s Test Captain, carting away his third double century for the 2016-17 season.
Not just that, the game has also left a lot of tongues wagging, especially in the direction of Alastair Cook, who has been accused of spoiling the game and letting India have the dominance due to his poor captaincy and a few wrong decisions.
The first criticism came in the form of a tweet from Kevin Pietersen, former England captain who took to the popular social media network, Twitter to express his unhappiness with the choices Cook had made.
“Watching #INDvENG all morning. Cook’s captaincy?”
That wasn’t all as he sent in another one a few minutes later, taking a dig at the captain,
“Rotated bowlers more! Taken the new ball and have a spinner bowl with it! India right back in this game now cos of poor captaincy!
In the first innings, England had posted 400, and at 364 for seven, the Indian team seemed to be in trouble. However, ViratKohli and JayantYadav were on ground to give their team the lead, thus taking the game away from the visiting side.
It was not just Pietersen that expressed his concerns over the choices made by the captain. Michael Vaughan, also a former captain of the team hinted on the need to allow some of the emerging players make up the senior core of the team.
However, he notes that even though Cook could stay on as the captain for a few more years, it was very imperative that he allowed others to lead the team. Vaughan mentioned some players whom he felt could be good, such as Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.