Surrey & England wicket keeper Ben Foakes has been praised by the cricketing world after his performance in the second Test against India.
While England lost the match in Chennai, the 28-year-old put on an impressive show with the gloves with five dismissals and went through the first India innings without conceding a single extra.
As well as that, he also added an invaluable 42 not out to England’s first innings total. With Jos Buttler rested for the remainder of the series, Foakes is in line to play in the final two Tests. After some of the praise he has received from respected voices in the game this week, it seems many are excited to see him back in action.
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First up, one of the great wicket keeper batsmen in the history of the game. Adam Gilchrist took to Twitter to state his admiration for our man.
Geez, how brilliant is Ben Foakes #INDvENG
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) February 15, 2021
Next up is a man who knows exactly what it’s like to be behind the stumps for England in Matt Prior.
This is an absolute master class from Ben Foakes behind the stumps #INDvsENG
— Matt Prior (@MattPrior13) February 15, 2021
Sarah Taylor, regarded by many as one of the greatest the game has ever seen in men’s or women’s cricket, also tweeted.
He’s unreal https://t.co/X9qsYz5efi
— Sarah Taylor (@Sarah_Taylor30) February 15, 2021
A man who made 26 Test appearances for India despite much of his career coinciding with that of MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik.
— DK (@DineshKarthik) February 15, 2021
Current West Indies glovesman, Joshua Da Silva.
— Joshua Da Silva (@joshuadasilva08) February 15, 2021
Former England captain and current TV commentator and analyst, Nasser Hussain, writing for the Mail Online.
When it comes to wicketkeepers, England have produced some of the all-time greats — and Monday’s masterclass from Ben Foakes was up there with any display behind the stumps you could nominate.
Another ex-England skipper, this time it’s Michael Vaughan.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 13, 2021
India batting legend VVS Laxman.
Ben Foakes has been excellent behind the stumps in this test. He is best overseas wicket-keeper I have seen for a long time. Very strong fundamentals, great hands and excellent technique. More importantly very good body language. #INDvEND @StarSportsIndia pic.twitter.com/EvkEJZjSoK
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 15, 2021
Former India opener and domestic run machine Wasim Jaffer.
Really impressed with wicket keeping skills of Ben Foakes. To concede 0 byes in the first innings in challenging conditions is superb. Soft hands, clean collection, fast to dislodge stumps. Not seen many overseas keepers keep so well here for long time. #INDvsENG pic.twitter.com/yT5HyNtV8l
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 15, 2021