India show character to bounce back and burst England’s bubble

After losing the first Test, Indian coach Ravi Shastri got the best out of his team with a good old ‘kick up the backside’

07 March 2021 - 19:18 By Amlan Chakraborty

To get the best out of a bubble-weary squad in a Covid-19 world is never easy, but India combined empathy with a “kick up the backside” approach to get the job done in the recently-concluded home Test series against England.

Virat Kohli and most of his teammates have been hopping from one bio-secure bubble to another since the 2020 Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates. Soon after the Twenty20 competition, they headed to Australia where they won the Test series 2-1 before rushing home to host England...

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