Former England captain Nasser Hussain lavished praise on Ollie Robinson, who won the player of the match for his match figures of 7 for 81 - saying that the fasy bowler will be handy in Australia during the Ashes. Robinson played a pivotal part in the Headingley Test, in which India were bowled out for 78 in the first innings and despite being in a good position, India lost eight wickets for just 63 on Day Four.
“It was an outstanding bowling performance from England. Twice in the game as well; 78 all out in the first innings and 63 for 8 today. Robinson, in particular, since he has come in this side, he has just looked ready for Test match cricket,” said Nasser Hussain.
Talking about yet another marquee event - The Ashes - which will be played later this year Down Under, Hussain said the Sussex pacer will be a real asset.
“I think Shane [Warne] in the commentary box compared him to Josh Hazlewood of Australia, that sort of bowler that is at you all the time - and that's a good compliment, because he's a serious bowler, especially where England are going next. He will be a real asset Down Under,” added Nasser Hussain.
With a comprehensive win in Leeds, England have levelled the five-match series 1-1, with the next Test scheduled to begin on September 2 at The Oval.