Ahmedabad: In the day-night Test match against England at Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Team India forced the entire England team to kneel. Indian team spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Akshar Patel (Axar Patel) dropped the English team like cards.
Debate over Motera’s pitch
England were bowled out for 112 and 81 in both innings and India won the match by 10 wickets. After this victory of Team India, questions have started coming up on the pitch. While one side is defending the pitch against India, on the other hand the former players have criticized the pitch. Now Root has also given a big statement about the pitch.
The route that spoke about the pitch
England captain Joe Root believes that it is not for the players but the International Cricket Council (ICC) to decide whether Motera’s pitch was suitable for Test cricket.
But Root (Joe Root) did not think it appropriate to blame the pitch for it. He, however, said that the ICC should consider a pitch conducive for Test cricket.
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Root (Joe Root) said, ‘I think this pitch was quite challenging. It was extremely difficult to bat. Players will not decide whether it was suitable for the game or not. This is the work of the ICC ‘.
Root (Joe Root) said, ‘As a player we have to perform our best in whatever circumstances we may have’.
Virat did not find any deficiency in the pitch
Virat Kohli said that there was no defect in the pitch, at least in the first innings it was not so and only the ball was turning. Defending the pitch, the Indian captain said, ‘To be honest, I do not think the batting level was good. Our score was 100 runs for 3 wickets at one time and we were dismissed for less than 150 runs. Only a ball was taking a turn and in the first innings it was a good wicket to bat.
Rohit defended the pitch
After the end of the match, Rohit Sharma said in the virtual conference, ‘When you play on such a pitch, then you should have passion and you should also try to score runs. You can’t just block. As you saw that some ball was also taking a turn and when you used to play for the turn, some ball was also ‘skid’ (slipped) towards the stump.