File photograph of Harbhajan Singh.© YouTube
India and Australia gear up for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, beginning Thursday on the Vidarbha Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Nagpur. Whereas each the groups look properly ready to present one another a troublesome problem on the bottom, the beginning of the four-match Check collection is hogging the limelight for the flawed purpose. In response to sure media studies, India have been getting ready the Nagpur pitch in several elements to achieve a bonus on the floor in opposition to the visiting Australian crew within the first Check.
The collection carries a number of weightage for each the edges. Whereas it’s a World Check Championship last berth that India may clinch from the collection, friends Australia are eyeing revenge as they’ve suffered defeats within the latest three editions of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh shared his concern relating to the truth that the discuss of the pitch is taking the centre stage as a substitute of the extraordinary battle that takes place when the 2 sides meet one another within the longest format.
“India vs Australia is the biggest test series I think. But sadly pitches make more noise than (than) test Cricket . #Savetestcricket,” wrote Harbhajan on Twitter on Wednesday.
India vs Australia is the largest check collection I feel. However sadly pitches make extra noise thn check Cricket . #Savetestcricket https://t.co/V6EU2O8m1F
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 8, 2023
Earlier, Australian journalist Robert Craddock alleged India of ‘doctoring’ the Nagpur pitch. Reacting to it, former Mumbai Indians and out-of-favour New Zealand bowler Mitchell McClenaghan had mentioned that the declare made by Craddock is “correct”. In the meantime, some former Australian cricketers have additionally made the identical allegation about India.
On the eve of the primary Check, when India skipper Rohit Sharma was requested in regards to the pitch being ‘doctored’, he mentioned that the main focus must be on the match and never the pitch.
“Just focus on cricket and not the pitch. After all the 22 guys out there are all quality players,” Rohit mentioned in response to a journalist’s query in press convention.
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