Yuvraj Singh reacts to pink-ball Test: The former Indian all-rounder pointed out on how former bowlers would have made records on such pitches.
During the second day of the third Test of the ongoing England’s tour of India in Ahmedabad, India beat England by 10 wickets to lead the series 2-1 with a match to go.
Chasing a paltry 49-run target at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Indian opening batsmen in Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill sealed the chase in the eighth over without much discomfort.
On a day which witnessed the fall of 17 wickets in just over a couple of sessions, England captain Joe Root and and India all-rounder Axar Patel registered individual five-wicket hauls. Patel, who had also picked six wickets in the first innings, also registered his maiden Test 10-wicket haul.
The match, which was the first to be played at the refurbished stadium, saw 30 wickets falling in less than a couple of days which has brought severe criticism with respect to the pitch.
While the pitch wasn’t surely an ideal one for a five-day match, batsmen from both the teams not adjusting well in the first innings led to the carnage.
Yuvraj Singh reacts to pink-ball Test in Ahmedabad
Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was among the many renowned voices who shared their opinion on this match especially the pitch. While Yuvraj was unsure of whether such a surface will help Test cricket or not going forward, he pointed out how bowlers of his generation would’ve achieved more milestones had they played more regularly on these pitches.
finished in 2 days Not sure if that’s good for test cricket !If @anilkumble1074 and @harbhajan_singh bowled on these kind of wickets they would be sitting on a thousand and 800 ?🤔However congratulations to 🇮🇳 @akshar2026 what a spell! congratulations @ashwinravi99 @ImIshant 💯
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 25, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) February 25, 2021
140 overs bowled in the four innings across this game, england had batted 190 overs in the first innings of the first test at chennai #INDvsENG
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) February 25, 2021
Compunctions about pitch notwithstanding, well deserved win for India. After first session today, England were back strongly in the game. Axar and Ashwin won it under pressure from there on. Important results too in the context of the World Test Championship.
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 25, 2021
Ek match ke liye aesa wicket theek hai jaha ballebaaz ki skill aur takaneek ka test hota hai . LEKIN main iss tara ka wicket aur nahi dekhna chahta aur mujhe lagta hai ki saare khiladi bhi nahi chahte . Bohut ache , india 🇮🇳 🙏
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) February 25, 2021
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