Dominic Bess, the England off-spinner, has rated Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s wicket as the most satisfying of his international career thus far. From the Three Lions’ contingent, the third day’s play at the MA Chidambaram Stadium belonged to Bess as he picked up four wickets, pushing the hosts on the backfoot. Among the regular bowlers, the 23-year-old was also the most economical.
As far as taking Kohli’s wicket was concerned, Bess tossed one up and the batsman tried to push it away. However, Virat got an inside edge and Ollie Pope took a sharp catch at short leg. Kohli perished after scoring a 48-ball 11, leaving India at 71 for three in the 25th over.
I think this is the best I have ever bowled: Dominic Bess
“Kohli’s wicket is certainly the most satisfying of my career. He is obviously one of the best players. It is very special, but more for what my process was. It is not about bowling that magic ball. It’s about smashing in 10-15 balls in a good area and then something will happen.
“It is that process and that is what I was really pleased about. I kept him in a spot,” Bess told after play on Sunday.
Though he has two five-wicket hauls against Sri Lanka and South Africa, Bess said that he’s been at his best in the ongoing Test match at the Chepauk.
“Yeah, I think this is the best I have ever bowled. I thought I bowled really well in South Africa (a year ago), but I am coming into this series with not a lot of preparation,” he stated.
Bess also had Jack Leach’s back as the latter had to bear the brunt of some brutal hitting from Rishabh Pant. In 17 overs, Leach gave away 94 runs without any success. Bess said that Leach is mentally strong and has all the potential to make a strong comeback.
“I thought he bowled really well too. Pant is a completely different player. But he came back again and just kept hitting good areas. He is strong mentally and those hits are not going to faze him,” Bess added.
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