English batsman Keaton Jennings said that he is fine with Kohli’s gestures and mic celebrations after the dismissal of England captain Joe Root. He expressed few of his views about the Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and celebration of Kohli after dismissing Joe Root.
Kohli mocked the gestures of English batsman after slamming his ODI hundred in the third ODI against India. Joe Root slammed 80 runs in the first innings of the first test match at Edgbaston and was run out by Indian captain Kohli. Jennings said that everyone has their own way of celebrating and he is fine with Kohli’s mic drop gesture.
He said that the hosts missed out an opportunity to make a huge score after losing five wickets after the departure of the captain Joe Root. England were 216/4 before dismissal of Joe Root and their innings collapsed to 285/9 very rapidly. He commented about Ravichandran Ashwin who picked 4 wickets by conceding 60 runs.
Jennings said “It’s fine. Everybody is entitled to celebrate how they want to. He celebrated, and that’s cool,” about Kohli’s gestures.
Speaking about the performance of the captain Joe Root, he said Root played fantastically well. The way he goes about constructing his innings, builds it, communicates with me as a young cricketer, it is absolutely phenomenal. Having batted with him today, he’s taught me a hell of a lot, which is awesome, just to watch a master at his work.
“He’s a fantastic player, a fantastic guy and to watch him go about building a Test innings on a pretty tough surface was pretty good. I suppose it’s pretty disappointing for him personally not to go on and get a really big score,”
Joe Root made a standoff 72 runs with Jennings after Alistair Cook was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin in the nineth over and was dismissed by distraction to a pigeon after lunch.
“I obviously made an error, misjudged the ball, and it ended up in my stumps, and that’s the way it is. I don’t blame the pigeon at all,”
“Thirty overs before, people were standing up behind the bowler’s arm, you could say that distracted me as well. You re-focus, go through your own method, your own process between each ball.
“I wouldn’t say it distracted me at all. It just happens to be the ball before I got out, and suddenly there’s a huge hoo-hah about the pigeon,”
Ravichandran Ashwin is the only spinner from India and picked four wickets. Jennings said that he is not sure about the correctness of the moves by both the teams of taking only one spinner for this match.
“Ashwin is a very good bowler. He lands the ball in the right area, varies his pace, in India, I suppose there are more balls that can get you out, with the surfaces turning. He bowled nicely today,”
“We come up with a gameplan to play off-spinners, left-handers he bowled a good ball to Cook this morning, which maybe came down to a little bit of tackiness in the surface,” he signed off.