The ‘baseball’ philosophy has been making headlines since Brendon McCullum was selected as England’s coach. The Kiwi cricketer was instrumental in leading his country to the 2015 World Cup final and now he has worked his magic in England, winning three matches in a row against New Zealand. They also won their fourth match which was of course against India.
England beat India by seven wickets to tie the five-match series at 2-2. With this victory, they avoided a major series defeat at Edgbaston, despite trailing India by more than a hundred runs.
Meanwhile, when India coach Rahul Dravid was asked about ‘baseball’, he gave a funny answer and said that the busy cricket season does not allow for introspection.
At one stage, England were 109/3 and still beat India by seven wickets. They looked one-sided. Contemplating this defeat, Dravid credited England for the way they played.
“I would say we controlled the game for three days but yesterday (the fourth day) we did not bat well (in the second innings) and our bowling in the fourth innings did not allow us to sustain it. Intensity We should give them (England) credit for the way they played. They (Root and Bairstow) formed a great partnership, we got two or three opportunities but could not take advantage of it. But sometimes you have to praise the opponent because they had a really good partnership and they both played well, “Dravid told a post-match press conference.
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Speaking to reporters after the seven-wicket defeat in Birmingham, a journalist asked Dravid, “People are talking a lot about buzzball. Some say it will completely change cricket. What do you think about baseball as a coach? ”
Laughing, Dravid replied, “I don’t know what it is,” as the whole room burst into laughter.
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