If India push us we will push them back: Chris Silverwood
The Lords test has just been completed with tensions on the field running high on the 3rd. 4th and 5th days with players of both teams going at each other. It seems to have hardly died down with England coach Chris Sliverwood vowing to retaliate if the Indians goes after their players.
A former fast bowler himself capable of bowling at high pace in his peak years. Silverwood ‘s fast bowling mentally was coming to the fore as he spoke about the tensions in the field between both teams.
Silverwood categorically said :
“The one thing we’re not scared of is a little bit of a fight, they push us, we push back, to me it creates great Test cricket. We’re disappointed with the result, but what a Test match to watch. There has been a little bit of fire in there, emotion from two sets of proud players representing their country. I think it’s great, the guys are getting stuck into this fight and I’m enjoying it.”
Tension started on the 3rd evening when Bumrah unleashed a barrage of bouncers at England number 11 Anderson and Shami following suit before knocking his stumps over.
On the 4th day Virat Kohli while batting in the 2nd innings had a bit of sledging with Anderson. As well as Robinson and on 5th day the intensity increased. When Wood bounced Bumrah and Shami, hitting the former on the helmet. The normally unflappable Bumrah had altercations with Wood and Buttler before the umpires had to step in to restore order. If India push us we will push them back: Chris Silverwood.
However, the England captain Joe Root felt, his team had got carried away with the on-field sledging a bit. Moved slightly away from their plans and line lengths to dismiss the Indian tailenders. Leading to lots of loose deliveries to Shami and Bumrah. Who took full toll to take India to safety. Before their bowlers hunted like hungry wolves to inflict carnage on England batting.