IND vs ENG: Shane Warne Takes A Dig At Those Criticising Chennai Pitch After India’s Superb Batting | Cricket News


IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin put on a batting masterclass on Day 3.© BCCI

Former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne took a dig at those who criticised the Chennai pitch for the ongoing second Test against England. Several cricket experts, including former England skipper Michael Vaughan and Australia cricketer Mark Waugh, had slammed the track after England were bowled out for 134 runs in their first innings inside a day on Sunday. However, India batsmen batted superbly on a sharp turning track on Day 3 and scored more than double of what England managed in their first innings. During India’s second innings, Warne took to Twitter to ask a question to all those who had slammed the standard of the pitch if they still stick to their argument or they have had a change of heart after watching India batsmen dominate the English bowlers on a third day pitch.


“India have now made 523 runs on this so called “bad pitch” and they still have 2 wickets in hand ! Thoughts?” Warne tweeted.

Riding on a brilliant Ravichandran Ashwin hundred and skipper Virat Kohli’s fighting fifty, India managed to post 286 runs in their second innings.

After the second day’s play, England assistant coach Graham Thorpe had described the pitch as a “very challenging surface” to bat on.


“It is a very challenging surface that is what I am going to say. In terms of me commenting on the pitch I think that is for someone above me to look at,” he said on Sunday.

“It was incredibly challenging on that surface for us on Day two. Theirs is obviously a very skilled spin attack as well on their own conditions. And it was a very good toss to win,” Thorpe added.

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