New Delhi: As the second Test match being played in Chennai is moving towards a thrill, the controversy on the pitch is also increasing. The second match of the four-Test series is being played at the M. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and there is a great turn on the pitch there. In response to India’s first innings 329 runs in the match, England team was reduced to just 134 runs. With whom questions started coming up on the pitch.
Michael Vaughan raised questions on the pitch
Michael Vaughan tweeted, ‘The way things are happening, it is entertaining cricket, but to be honest, this pitch is shocking. There is no excuse, because India is in a better position but is it not a pitch prepared for the fifth day of the Test match.
Come on maaaaaate! The last few days of the 1st test, the wicket started exploding & no one said a word about the pitch when India had no chance. At least this test it’s been the same for both teams from ball one. Eng bowled poorly & Rohit, Pant and Jinx showed how to bat. https://t.co/lx31k7BqCl
– Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) February 14, 2021
Shane Warne on former England captain Michael Vaughan’s criticism of the Chepauk pitch for the second Test, saying, ‘When India had no chance, nobody said a word about the pitch. said.’
Sunil Gavaskar lashes out
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said while talking on the Star Sports show, ‘We saw Rohit scoring 150 and yesterday he was going to bat near the ball. Criticizing the pitch is highly warranted. Some people are talking about this, but there is a seaming pitch in your England. Australia were all out for just 46 runs. The ball keeps waving in the air all the time. Nobody talks about that. Indian pitches are always talked about and when the ball starts to turn, people start presenting problems.
He also said that there are one or two people whom we know that he does not like India and England. He always comments about India and England, which is fine. The former captain said that we ignore such people, because we know their double standard.
Gavaskar gave a befitting reply
Sunil Gavaskar, referring to the pitch of the first match, said, ‘He is not fit to play. It is a challenging pitch and this is cricket. In the first test, when nothing was happening on the first two days, people were saying that it is boring, nothing is happening. It is quite easy to bat here, so it is important to have balance in what you are saying. You can not complain at the time. There are some people who always complain about this. This is absolutely a challenging wicket ‘.