A number of former gamers, together with India’s Harbhajan Singh and VVS Laxman, on Thursday stated that the turning Motera pitch, on which India defeated England by 10 wickets inside two days, was not excellent for Exams, an opinion that was not shared by the legendary Sunil Gavaskar.
Gavaskar stated the overtly defensive mindset of the batsmen was chargeable for their dismissals as most of them obtained out to straighter deliveries.
India demolished England by 10 wickets to go 2-1 up within the four-match collection with the spinners taking all however one of many 20 opposition wickets. Left-arm spinner Axar Patel had a match-haul of 11 for 70 whereas senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took seven wickets to succeed in milestone 400 wickets.
“It was not a perfect pitch for a Check match and even India collapsed (to 145 of their first innings,” former India batting stalwart Laxman stated.
Harbhajan, one of many 4 members of the Indian 400 Check wicket membership, additionally felt the identical.
“It isn’t a perfect pitch. India would even have been in hassle if England had scored 200 of their first innings. Nevertheless it (the pitch) is similar for either side,” stated the 40-year-old off-spinner.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan mocked the floor in a tweet.
“If we’re going to see these pitches …I’ve a solution to the way it may work …Give the Groups three innings !!! #INDvENG,” he wrote.
Yuvraj was alo very crucial of it although he lauded the Indian bowlers for his or her glorious efficiency.
“Completed in 2 days Undecided if that’s good for check cricket !If @anilkumble1074 and @harbhajan_singh bowled on these sort of wickets they’d be sitting on a thousand and 800?” he tweeted.
“Nevertheless congratulations to @akshar2026 what a spell! congratulations @ashwinravi99 @ImIshant.”
Gavaskar credited Indian spinners Ashwin and Patel for India’s win slightly than blaming the pitch.
“It is extra concerning the intent and software of the batsmen. It’s a pitch the place Rohit and Crawley hit half centuries. England have been pondering of tips on how to survive and never tips on how to rating runs.
“You need to credit score Axar Patel for the best way he has used the odd ball that straightens. Ashwin and Axar have been very good.”
Former England spinner Graeme Swann slammed the guests for enjoying only one spinner in a Check match in India the place pitches are typically spin-friendly.
“You can’t come to India and play only one spinner in a Check match and get means on this wicket,” he stated.
Becoming a member of the criticism of the observe was Kevin Pietersen.
“To have a pitch like this for one match is okay as batsmen’s ability is put to check. However I might not prefer to see a pitch like this once more and I feel not one of the different gamers need to see it both. Properly achieved Inida,” he posted.