Daniel Vettori Not In Favor With The Criticism Of The Indian Pitches
By CricShots - Mar 7, 2023 1:26 pm
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Current Australia (CA) assistant coach Daniel Vettori has commented on the increasing criticism of the Indian pitches being used for the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023. There have been a lot of talks and debates on the Indian pitches in the four-match Test series between India and Australia. The pitch discussion gained a lot of momentum after the conclusion of the third Test because the Indore pitch garnered a great amount of criticism.

Indore pitch has been criticized a lot

The former all-rounder has stated that there was technically nothing wrong with the Indian pitches in the current scenario. The noise around the pitches, especially after the Indore Test, has gained a lot of unnecessary volume. He was of the opinion that the controversy was being blown completely out of proportion.

During a recent chat with the reporters, as per the quotes in India Today, Daniel Vettori said, “I don’t mind the surfaces because I feel it’s the same for everyone. It doesn’t feel like the toss is the key ingredient. You almost know what to expect.”

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Vettori went on to state that whatever the condition of the pitch is, a player shouldn’t shy away from the challenge in Test cricket. There was no need for a cricketer to panic if they are well-prepared and had enough confidence in their skill set. Also, challenging pitches should be taken in one’s stride as it helps to challenge oneself and bring out one’s best gameplay.

Daniel Vettori
Daniel Vettori

Elaborating the same, Daniel Vettori said, “You turn up and you can see that it’s going to be this type of wicket and you can prepare for it. I think that allows some skill to come into it, some perseverance, and some fortitude around the things that you have to do. The batting group, hearing them talk, has started to bind to that as well.”

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He further added, “A score of 30 could be a great day. It’s how you get that 30 that makes such a difference. The challenge is in accepting it more than anything. That’s easier said than done. That’s the main challenge on these surfaces. The expectation is so high that you’re going to do well and you are going to take a wicket every ball.”