Ahmedabad: English veterans Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen drew a lot of criticism about the Pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Now Team India coach Ravi Shastri has spoken openly on this issue.
Ravi Shastri admitted on Saturday that there does not seem to be any reason to make a ruckus on the nature of the Motera track as the curators made pitches that have made ‘brilliant entertainment’ in the last 2 matches here. The pitch for the third Test was severely criticized by some former England players as the visiting team were all out for 112 and 81 at day-night.
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England had trouble playing on an advantageous pitch for the spinners, while Team India won the third and fourth Tests here in the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand in June. Qualified for.
Shastri said after bowling England for 135 runs in the second innings after winning the innings and 25 runs in the fourth Test, “I will dedicate it to the Groundsman.” I think Ashish Bhowmik is a brilliant field worker, he knows his work. He has worked with Daljit Singh who is the master curator.
He said, ‘Who will complain about this pitch? There was a lot of entertainment on it, both for the teams and for the game. Also, the result of 3-1 does not show how close this series was. ‘ Shastri praised the team for making it to the World Test Championship final, while the ICC had changed the qualification rules last year.
He said, ‘For us to be at the top of the point table in the World Test Championship is two and a half years of hard work and to be successful in those years is six years of hard work before that. The players focused on only one series at a time and they were not too worried about the World Test Championship because the ‘goal post’ used to shift every time.
Team India coach Ravi Shastri said, ‘We were running at the top in the point table and after some rules changes, the percentage point system came when we were not even playing. But never mind, even though we got 520 points, we are entitled to be at the top of the point table and play the final.