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Shane Warne Takes A Dig At The People Criticizing The Chennai Pitch
By CricShots - Feb 15, 2021 6:30 pm
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Legendary Australian leg-spinner, Shane Warne took a slight dig at people who criticized the Chennai pitch for the ongoing second Test against England. Several cricketing pundits, including former England skipper Michael Vaughan and Australia cricketer Mark Waugh, immensely criticized the pitch after England were bowled out for 134 runs in their first innings inside a day on Sunday.

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Ravichandran Ashwin scored a century on the turning pitch

However, the Indian batsmen batted like an illustration on a sharp turning track on Day 3 and scored more than double of what England managed in their first innings. During India’s second innings, Shane Warne took to Twitter to ask a question to all those who had slammed the quality of the pitch if they still stick to their argument or they have had a change of heart after watching India batsmen dominate the English bowlers on a third-day pitch.

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Warner’s tweet read: “India have now made 523 runs on this so called “bad pitch” and they still have 2 wickets in hand ! Thoughts?”

Riding on a brilliant Ravichandran Ashwin hundred and skipper Virat Kohli’s fighting half-century, the Indian team managed to post 286 runs in their second innings. After the end of the second day’s play, England assistant coach Graham Thorpe had described the pitch as a “very challenging surface” to bat on.

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Thorpe ha said, “It is a very challenging surface that is what I am going to say. In terms of me commenting on the pitch, I think that is for someone above me to look at. It was incredibly challenging on that surface for us on Day two. Theirs is obviously a very skilled spin attack as well on their own conditions. And it was a very good toss to win.”