Ahmedabad: England suffered a 10-wicket defeat in front of Team India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera. England could not do anything in both innings and were dismissed for 112 and 81 runs. With this victory of India, many questions have started to arise on the pitch of Motera.
Where many players have criticized the pitch, some players are coming down in support of the pitch. Several former players including Harbhajan Singh and VVS Laxman of India said on Thursday that Motera’s turning pitch is not ideal for Test cricket but the opinion of veteran Sunil Gavaskar (Sunil Gavaskar) is the opposite.
Gavaskar said in pitch game
Sunil Gavaskar did not reduce the pitch. He said that the batsmen lost their wickets due to very defensive attitude and most of them were dismissed on straight balls.
Gavaskar (Sunil Gavaskar) credited the victory to Indian spinners Ashwin and Patel. He said, ‘On this pitch, Rohit and Crowley scored half-centuries. England was thinking of saving wickets instead of scoring runs. Credit should be given to Akshar Patel for the way he used special balls. Ashwin and Akshar performed well.
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At the same time, former England spinner Graeme Swann also did not target the pitch. He criticized England for landing with only one spinner.
This players criticized the pitch
Former batsman Laxman (VVS Laxman) said, ‘This was not an ideal pitch for a Test match. Even Indian batsmen did not go ‘.
Harbhajan Singh, one of the bowlers who took 400 wickets from India, also believed this. He said, ‘It was not an ideal pitch. If England had scored 200 runs in their first innings, then India too would have been in trouble. But the pitches are the same for both teams.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan also expressed displeasure on the pitch. He tweeted in a joking manner, ‘If such pitches are prepared, then I have an answer as to how this can work. Teams two to play three innings’.
Yuvraj Singh also criticized the pitch but he also praised the performance of the Indian bowlers. He tweeted, ‘The match ended in two days, cannot say for sure that it is good for Test cricket. If Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh had bowled on such a wicket, they would have recorded 1000 and 800 wickets in their name. Still what a spell was the letter. Congratulations. Ashwin, congratulations to Ishant ‘.
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen tweeted in Hindi, ‘A wicket is fine for a match where a batsman’s skill and technique is tested but I don’t want to see that kind of wicket anymore and I think Not all players want very good, India ‘.