The surface at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore produced quite a buzz among the cricketing community as the third Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy concludes in just three days. Many former cricket players, including Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke, and Dilip Vengsarkar, expressed their discontent with the playing conditions following the first two days of the Test match, which saw a total of 30 wickets fall. ICC gave the stadium’s pitch three demerit points and labelled the conditions as “poor,” along with the venue itself.
Former cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth added his thoughts on the playing surface in the interval. KL Rahul was left out of the third Test, and Srikkanth claimed that it was better that he was dropped. The cricketer decided against competing in Indore because he believedIf Rahul hadn’t done well, his career might have ended.
KL Rahul is the main target of my joy. Thank happy he decided against playing. Very glad he made the decision to abstain because if he had played on these wickets and found it difficult to get going in the ensuing two Tests, his career might have come to an end. Communicating openly,” said Srikkanth.
These wickets make batting pretty difficult. Batting is difficult, in any scenario. No one, not even Virat Kohli, can score runs on these surfaces. If you stared at the ball Kuhnemann bowled in the first innings, it appeared to tear through and turn square. On these wickets, getting wickets is not a big deal. If I had been bowling, I still would have gotten wickets. WeThe former Indian opener said on his YouTube channel that he must have these unpleasant chats.
Srikkanth The hosts’ pitches have been criticised by Srikkanth for not accurately representing Test cricket, noting that they have been used thus far in the series. He also recalled how, in spite of inadequate preparation for turning circuits, India easily won the series in 2008.
Not at all a favourable portrayal of Test cricket. They are behaving improperly. Certainly, if you see the 2008 encounter with Australia. Despite the lacklustre pitches, India went on to win the series 2-0. Nonetheless, the situation has changed since Day 1. It is difficult to keep an eye on the batting on these pitches. According to Srikkanth, it’s not a fantastic approach to advertise Test cricket.