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Cricket fraternity comes up with combined reactions on the situation of Chepauk pitch – NewsEverything Cricket


The pitch at MA Chidambaram Stadium within the ongoing second Check between India and England has attracted numerous consideration. The turning monitor, puff of mud proper from Day 1 has turn into a troublesome process for batsmen.

Nevertheless, Indian batsmen have proven the best way to bat on this monitor. Indian opener Rohit Sharma smashed an excellent century whereas Rishabh Pant scored a half-ton of their first innings.

However when England got here to bat on Day 2, they struggled loads and bought bundled out for 134. Ben Foakes, who has proven large wicket-keeping expertise within the match, was their top-scorer with unbeaten 42 runs.

Seeing the situation of English batting and the pitch, former England skipper Michael Vaughan criticised the monitor at Chepauk and termed it as a ‘shocker’.

“It’s entertaining cricket as issues are taking place on a regular basis however let’s be trustworthy this Pitch is a shocker .. Not making any excuses as India have been higher however this isn’t a Check Match 5 day ready Pitch … #INDvENG” tweeted Vaughan.

In response to Vaughan’s tweet, former Australia cricketer Shane Warne mentioned England ought to have performed higher cricket and bowled India out for 220. Warne praised Rohit and mentioned the Mumbaikar confirmed the best way to bat on this floor.

“The toss was extra vital to win within the 1st Check than this one, because it did nothing the first 2 days. Then exploded. This one has been a turner from ball one. Eng ought to’ve bowled India out for 220. No totally different between spinning or seaming & Rohit confirmed the best way to play on this floor,” Warner replied to Vaughan.

Former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh additionally reacted and wrote that whereas he’s all for a great contest between bat and ball, the pitch that has been ready in Chennai is ‘unacceptable’.

“I’m all for a great contest between bat and ball in check match cricket, however this pitch in Chennai is unacceptable at check match stage. You possibly can’t have the ball going by means of the highest of the floor on day 1 from the principle a part of the pitch. Ie not from the footmarks,” Waugh wrote on the microblogging web site.

After Waugh and Vaughan, former England spinner Graeme Swann got here in defence of the Chennai monitor and mentioned he doesn’t have any points with the wicket. The veteran spinner acknowledged that England prepares inexperienced pitches to swimsuit their bowlers at house when deemed obligatory and due to this fact, it’s truthful sport.

“I’ve no downside in any respect with a pitch providing this a lot spin (hardly a shock naturally). We put together inexperienced pitches to swimsuit our bowlers at house when deemed obligatory, so it’s truthful sport. We ought to be taking notes on the best way to excel from @ImRo45 @RishabhPant17 and @ashwinravi99” tweeted Swann.

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