India’s head coach Ravi Shastri engaged in some light hearted banter on social media as he quote tweeted a joke on himself “to bring some smiles in these tough times.”
Ravi Shastri is with the Indian team in Ahmedabad for the ongoing four match test series against England. . “Love the banter! Feels good to bring some smiles in these tough times,” tweeted Shastri. In the recently concluded third test of the four match tets series, India beats England by massive 10 wickets within two days. With this victory India took a 2-1 lead in the four match test series & knocked England out of contention for the World Test championship final. India were trailing the series after losing the first test in Chennai by 227 runs.
However the hosts made strong comebacks in the following two tests. India won the second test in Chennai by 317 runs & the third test in Ahmedabad by 10 wickets. The pitch used in Ahmedabad for the day & night Pink ball test came under scrutiny after spinners scalped 28 wickets of 30 wickets in the match.
While India Captain Virat Kohli blamed poor application by batsmen on the Ahmedabad pitch as the reason for low scores scored by both the teams. England scored 112 and 81 while India made 145 in first innings. The conclusion of third test within two days resulted in criticism of Ahmedabad pitch from former England Cricketers such as Michael Vaughan and Alastair Cook.
Vaughan called India’s win as “shallow” & added that India getting away with such poor pitches makes the ICC look “toothless”. Cook said Kohli defending Ahmedabad pitch was “a BCCI thing,” adding it was “nigh-on impossible” to bat on that surface.