Former English skipper, Michael Vaughan took to Twitter to mock the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli over the latter’s comments about the pitch conditions on Wednesday. On the eve of the fourth Test between India and England, Virat Kohli, in a virtual press conference, had said that there is too much unnecessary talk about the pitch and the reason for the Indian team’s success as a unit is that they don’t crib about the surface that they play on and always look to improve.
Countering these thoughts from Kohli, Vaughan churned out the reports suggesting that the Chepauk curator was sacked after India lost the first Test in Chennai by 227 runs.
Tweeting about the same, Michael Vaughan wrote: “Pretty sure the Groundsman was sacked after the 1st Test because the pitch was too flat !!!!! Isn’t that cribbing about a pitch ?? #JustAsking.”
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 3, 2021
The Ahmedabad pitch became the reason for discussion around the globe ax fter the third Test ended in two days as 17 wickets tumbled on Day 2. Out of all the 30 wickets that fell in the match, spinners accounted for 28 with Axar Patel, only in his second Test, taking two five-wicket hauls in the match.
Ahead of the fourth Test, Kohli also mentioned that when India lost in New Zealand, no one said a word about the surface but was critical of India as a batting unit. However, spinning tracks always attract unnecessary criticism.
Explaining the same, Virat said, “I am sure even our people never wrote about the pitch when we lost in three days in New Zealand. It has always been the case that spinning tracks are criticized but when the ball seems a lot and teams are bundled out for 40-50, no one talks about it.”