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Michael Vaughan Says Chennai Pitch Isn’t Good For Test, Gets Blasted By Shane Warne


Michael Vaughan Says Chennai Pitch Isn’t Good For Test, Gets Blasted By Shane Warne

The former English cricketer Michael Vaughan knows how to remain in limelight and he has no hesitation in speaking his heart out on the various issues related to cricket despite knowing that the chances of him getting trolled are always pretty high.

After the England cricket team got all out for just 134 runs in the first innings of the second test match against India at Chennai, Michael Vaughan took to Twitter and stated that the pitch of the second test match is not good. He went on to say that the Indian squad would have saved the first test match if they had batted in the same manner as they batted in the first innings of the second test match as in the first test match, the pitch didn’t turn for 2 days.

He tweeted, “It didn’t do anywhere near as much for 2 sessions … Spun but not like what it’s doing now… India would have drawn the first Test if they had batted anything like in the 1st innings … This isn’t a good Test match pitch …”

This tweet didn’t go well with the Indian cricket fans and with the former Australian spinner Shane Warne as well. Warne responds to Vaughan by saying that the pitch has been the same for both the teams from day one and while the England bowlers didn’t bowl well, the Indian batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant showed how to bat on this pitch.

He also added that in the first test match, the ball started turning from day 3 and nobody talked about the pitch when the Indian team had no chance of winning the match. Warne had no problem in saying that India was far better than England in the second test match whether it was batting or bowling and conditions were also the same for both the teams.

Shane Warne’s tweet read, “Come on maaaaaate ! The last few days of the 1st test, the wicket started exploding & no one said a word about the pitch when India had no chance. At least this test it’s been the same for both teams from ball one. Eng bowled poorly & Rohit, Pant and Jinx showed how to bat.”

In the second tweet, Warne wrote, “There’s no diff between the ball seaming/spinning to much. We always want a fair contest between bat/ball. India have batted & bowled better than Eng in this match – simple. Conditions have been the same for both sides from ball one. But this is excessive & in favour of the ball.”

As far as the match is concerned, India got all out for 286 in their second innings and they have given a huge target of 482 to the visitors. Ravichandran Ashwin is the highest scorer for team India as he has scored 106 runs and a lot is being expected from him as a bowler as well because he has taken 5 wickets in England’s first innings on the turning pitch of the Chennai stadium.

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