Michael Vaughan took a dig at the pitch in Ahmedabad with a funny Instagram post.© Instagram
The debate on the pitch for the third Test between India and England has lasted longer than the match itself, as the hosts won comfortably inside two days to take a 2-1 series lead. Several former cricketers have spoken out against the pitch, with some saying it did not meet the standards for Test cricket, while others have simply said that the batsmen did not apply themselves well enough. The fourth and final Test will also be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, leading to questions about the pitch in the upcoming match.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan, who had deemed the pitch in the third Test as “awful”, on Tuesday saw the funny side to the whole debate, and shared a hilarious picture of the “preparation” for the fourth Test.
“Preparations going well for the 4th Test,” he wrote, along with a photo of him batting on a piece of land that has been dug up.
Of course, Instagram users had plenty to say in response.
“So 3-1 it is eventually,” one user commented.
“It will be worse than that,” wrote another, with laughter emojis.
“Deck looks spicy,” wrote another.
“Entertaining .. YES .. but this is a awful pitch for Test cricket .. !!!! Complete lottery on day 2,” Vaughan had tweeted after India’s 10-wicket win in the third Test, with 17 wickets falling on the second Day.
Yuvraj Singh, Mark Waugh and Kevin Pietersen had also criticised the pitch, while West Indies legend Viv Richards said England should stop “moaning and groaning” about the grounds and be more prepared for spinning tracks.
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