Sir Geoffrey Boycott Feels He Can Still Open The Batting For England In Tests

Indians and their deep-rooted love for renowned former cricketer and commentator, Sir Geoffrey Boycott, goes a long way. When the world stood against Sourav Ganguly, it was this man who chose to voice himself vociferously in support of the former Indian captain.

After India penned a remarkable victory at Lord’s, he heaped a boatload of praises on the Indian team for their picture-perfect strategy that left the hosts humiliated.

The English openers came under heavy fire for not being able to live up to the heightened expectations those were saddled on them. Despite a decent start in the first innings, Bumrah and Shami made quick work of the pair and left England reeling.

The following innings saw both of them returning for a duck, with Bumrah and Shami roaring again. The first match of the Test series saw the opening duo flushed out for cheap, too. It was India’s opening bowling duo of Shami and Bumrah who got the better of the two in the first innings, while the second saw them falling to Siraj and Bumrah.

The duo has shown significant vulnerability against the movement of the new ball. The Indian fast bowlers have made good use of this chink in their armour and has turned it against them.

This is what Sir Geoffrey Boycott believes

An Indian fan chose to take a subtle dig at the opening pair, but what followed next was the stuff of dreams for the man.

He tweeted, “@GeoffreyBoycott can replace
Dom Sibley for 3rd test. I am sure he will make more runs than Sibley and burns combined.”

Guess what awaited this youngster? Though it initially looked like a jibe in the first place, Sir Geoffrey Boycott personally liked this tweet.

Not every day you get to see your tweet liked by the big man. But when you do, it can definitely be one of the best days for you in life.

India is currently leading the series by 1-0 after a remarkable victory at the Mecca of cricket. The first match seemed to be tipped in their favour unless rain played spoilsport.

The third Test match of the fray is slated to happen at Headingly and will begin on 25th August.

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