British and their habit of distorting history: Amit Mishra slams Barmy Army for posting false series result
India vs England: Veteran India leg-spinner Amit Mishra has lambasted England’s Barmy Army for posting a false series result. The five-match Test ended in a 2-2 draw but Barmy Army has claimed that England won the series 1-0.
England leveled Test series vs India 2-2 with win in rescheduled match (AP Photo)
- Amit Mishra took to Twitter to slam Barmy Army for their biased tweet
- Barmy Army claimed that the England cricket team won the series 1-0
- England leveled Test series vs India 2-2 with win in rescheduled match
Veteran India spinner Amit Mishra has slammed the England cricket team’s supporter’s club, Barmy Army, for posting false series results in favour of the Ben Stokes-led side. After the Barmy Army claimed that England had won the series 1-0, Mishra said that the British have a ‘habit of distorting history for their own advantage.’
England registered their highest run-chase in Test cricket after gunning down 378 in 76.4 overs to win the rescheduled fifth Test against India by seven wickets and draw the five-match series 2-2.
Haash! British and their habit of distorting history for their own advantage. https://t.co/OIfSKWctXJ
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) July 5, 2022
The hosts went into the final day at Edgbaston needing 119 while India, who held a 2-1 lead going into the contest, needed seven wickets. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow sealed victory in the first session, exhibiting an attacking brand of cricket that is quickly becoming the hallmark of the test team under new coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes.
“Just two lads from Yorkshire, grown-up playing together from academy to Test matches, it’s pretty special,” Bairstow, adjudged man-of-the-match for his fourth hundred in five innings, said of his epic unbroken stand of 269 with Root.
England’s previous highest successful run chase came in 2019 when they reached a 359-run target in an Ashes Test against Australia. Tuesday’s victory follows England’s home win against New Zealand when they chased down targets of 277, 299, and 296 to blank the world champions 3-0.
Stokes said the sustained aggression they displayed was part of their plans to change the way Test cricket was played in England.
“(The target of) 378 five weeks ago would have been scary, but it’s all good,” the all-rounder said.
“We are trying to rewrite how Test cricket is being played, in England in particular… We are bringing a new set of fans to test cricket. We want to leave a mark.”