The Cape Town Test match was over in less than two days.
Team India recently registered a historic win by defeating South Africa by 7 wickets in Cape Town. This was the shortest match in the history of Test cricket. (depending on the balls). After this match, there is discussion everywhere about the pitch of Cape Town. In this match played in Cape Town, the fast bowlers got a lot of help from the pitch and the batsmen had to struggle to a great extent to score runs.
In this series, now former Team India cricketer Akash Chopra has given his opinion. He believes that whenever the pitch is bad, Team India performs its best in that difficult situation. While hosting JioCinema’s daily sports show ‘#AAKASHVANI’, Aakash Chopra gave his opinion about the Cape Town pitch.
Indian team never complains about the pitch – Aakash Chopra
Chopra said, “When a Test match lasts for one and a half days, some results also come. There are some talks regarding the pitch. Some questions have been asked. India have never complained about the quality of the pitches offered. Last time the Wanderers pitch was really bad. To be honest, some players could have got hurt due to this.
This pitch of Cape Town was also bad. India still focused on the match and did not complain. I also remember that pitch in Perth (Australia). And it was really bad. You can’t justify a pitch where the ball comes off good length and goes over the keeper’s head.
There also India did not say anything. He just competed and showed fighting spirit. In fact, when the pitch is bad, somehow the Indian team performs best there. I think neither such pitches nor dusty pitches are good for the game in India. This is simply not good for the game of cricket.”
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