India defeated England by 10 wickets within two days in the third test in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Former Cricketers including India’s all-rounder Yuvraj Singh expressed their views on Ahmedabad’s pitch after 17 wickets fell down on Day 2 of the Test match.
Yuvraj said that he isn’t sure that if such surfaces are good for test cricket while adding that bowlers like Anil Kumble & Harbhajan Singh if bowled on the pitches which we have seen in the ongoing India vs England Test series they would have taken 1,000 & 800 wickets.
“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 India @akshar2026 what a spell! Congratulations @ashwinravi99 @ImIshant,” Yuvraj tweeted.
Kevin Pietersen who has been tweeting about the ongoing series in Hindi said that he doesn’t want to see such pitches anymore. Former England Captain Michael Vaughan said that the Cricket was entertaining in Ahmedabad but termed the pitch used for the third test match as “awful”.
Mark Waugh, former Australia batsman is of the opinion that if Ravindra Jadeja has been a part of these matches the score would have been even lower. In the match, Axar Patel achieved his third five wicket haul second time in 3rd Test to help India bundle out England for 81 runs in second innings. Chasing 49 runs for win, Rohit Sharma & Shubman Gill had to do little hard work as India went 2-1 up in the four match test series with just one game left for the conclusion of the ongoing test series.