Former English Players Blamed Chepauk Pitch !! Indian Fans Countered

Written by Dhiwaharan Published on Feb 15, 2021 | 11:56 AM IST | 71

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Followed by India’s terrific bowling performance against English batsmen in the first innings, a number of former England players came up with tweets blaming the Chepauk pitch. Countering their statements, Indian fans were posting tweets saying that no one complained when foreign pitches favoured pacers and commentator Harsha Bhogle, in his tweet, said “You can’t become great by complaining.”

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“Just to make it clear.India are a better team in these conditions.Have better spinners.Have more Bateman that have more skill of playing the spinning ball,but it’s still a very poor Test match Pitch..btw I have said it many times in UK when we have prepared Green ones” said Michael Vaughan in his tweet, while talking about Day 2 of second test.

He said that the pitch is a shocker.

Kevin Pietersen, former English batsman came up with a tweet giving credits to the toss that was won by India. He said that India would have gone down 2-0 if they lost the toss. “Such a brave wicket to prepare for a Test match IN India when India are down in the series. If India had lost the toss, they’d have gone down 2-0. Very very brave! Well tossed, @imVkohli” his tweet read.

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Mark Waugh, former Australian player also blamed the Chepauk pitch through his tweet.

Countering such tweets from the former cricketers and a number of followers, England former spinner Monty Panesar uploaded a tweet asking why spinners are not getting the recognition for their turning skills. “When the ball seams from middle stump day 1 of a Test match “What a great delivery” but if the balls turns “Pitch is not fit for Test Cricket” Why aren’t spinners allowed to turn the ball?” he posted in his tweet.

Harsha Bhogle, cricket analyst and commentator, while replying to a Simon who said that India should credit the pitch for the points they are going to get for the World test championship, said “It is when the going is tough that you discover who is up for it. There are greentops and trampolines and dusty pitches but that is why playing away is a challenge. India won Lords, England won Mumbai. You can’t become great by complaining.”

Former Legendary spinner Shane Warne also uploaded similar tweet and gave credits to Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Rahane for their batting display.

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Check out some of the reactions from fans below :

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