India vs England 2nd Take a look at match is underway and on Day 3 and India look stable after gaining a stable lead of 195 runs within the second innings. It was tough to attain on a pitch that began turning and bouncing proper from the phrase go. England misplaced wickets in a rush and received all-out for a merge 134 runs of their first innings. Ravi Ashwin spun an online across the English batsmen together with Axar Patel. Just a few ex-cricketers believed that the pitch was unfairly favoring the spinners and the house staff took benefit of it. However Gavaskar got here in India’s protection citing the innings performed by Rohit Sharma on the identical floor.
Earlier, England’s Michael Vaughan had commented concerning the situation and wrote on Twitter: “…Not making any excuses as India have been better but this isn’t a Test Match 5 day prepared Pitch.” Australia’s Shane Warne jumped in the debate and replied to Vaughan. He wrote: “India have batted & bowled better than Eng in this match – simple. Conditions have been the same for both sides from ball one. But this is excessive & in favour of the ball.” Check out this little banter on Twitter.
Then, Mark Waugh also had his say on the matter. He wrote: “I’m all for a good contest between bat and ball in test match cricket but this pitch in Chennai is unacceptable at test match level. You can’t have the ball going through the top of the surface on day 1 from the main part of the pitch. Ie not from the footmarks.”
With these cricketers blaming the pitch for England’s poor performance, Gavaskar replied saying that the pitches in England or Australia are never criticized even though they start seeming and swinging on Day 1 itself. “A few of them are saying that – however you might have a seeming pitch in England. Australia get dismissed for 46 – the ball retains seeming all all through. Nobody talks about that. It is at all times about Indian pitches, and when the ball begins to show, individuals pose an issue,” he said. He was talking on a pre-match show on Star Sports.
He also hailed the batting of Rohit Sharma to intensify his argument. He reiterated that if a batsman has good skills, he can even bat it out on this wicket. Taking a dig at Waugh and others, he said: “Sure. One or two who we all know who don’t love India, who don’t love England, in order that they at all times be having a go at India and England, in order that’s advantageous. We ignore them as a result of we all know the double requirements. However mainly, we noticed with Rohit Sharma’s innings, if pitch was unimaginable, no one would have scored 330.”
Finally he said that the pitch is ‘challenging’ and not ‘unplayable’.