India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: After India’s seven-wicket win over South Africa at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, skipper Rohit Sharma said he has no problem playing on bouncy pitches like this, but then everyone should keep their mouths shut while playing on Indian pitches. Rohit Sharma has expressed his dismay at the below-average rating issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad, the venue of the 2023 Cricket World Cup final.
“When cricketers from abroad come to India on spinners, they should not complain. It is a skill they need to improve,” said former Indian pacer Irrfan Khan.
While speaking about the pitch conditions in Cape Town, legendary Indian pacer Sunil Gavaskar pointed out the technical aspect of the extra bounce. “It’s between five-and-a-half and seven meters where you see cracks with grass in it. If the ball lands there, it can pop up or go down. We saw the first substitute more on the first day. If you get one then that’s if he offends,” he told Star Sports. Acting for too long, there’s not much you can do about it. “It’s really difficult.”
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