Ind vs Eng: The England team and former English cricketer will not call the pitch of the Narendra Modi Stadium here a good pitch at any cost, as the match ended in just two days. At the same time, after the match, Virat Kohli defended the pitch and said that this pitch was very good for batting, especially on the first day. Captain Kohli has said that the batsmen of both teams did not bat well here.
He defended the pitch saying that 21 wickets out of a total of 30 fell on a straight ball. Virat may say something, but such dust was blowing on both sides of the pitch of the world's largest cricket stadium as if the match is being held on the beach side of a stadium. Here the batsman used to move his feet or bat to hit the shot, then the dust started flying. This did not happen during one or two balls, but was seen after almost every ball. The second day's play had started, the 39th over of India's first innings was going on and the umpires had to call fielders to remove the mud from the pitch. When England's second innings was over and the fielders came to fix the pitch, only dust was blowing on both corners. The fear of the pitch was so much in the minds of the batsmen that on the second day of the second day-night test in the country, 12 wickets fell before the light could burn.
Kohli said in the presentation ceremony after the match, "To be honest, I don't think the quality of batting of both the teams was good. They were completely sidelined. The batsmen of the teams lacked the skills. The ball yesterday ( The first day) was coming well and the ball was turning and it was a good wicket to bat in the first innings. The batting of both teams was poor here. " England's team is out of the race for the final of the World Test Championship A total of 17 wickets fell on the second day of the match which was taken by all the spinners. A total of 30 wickets fell in this match, of which 28 wickets were taken by the spinners. Only 35 overs were bowled by fast bowlers in the entire match. In the last two innings, the captains started with spinners from both ends. Not only this, in the last two innings, the fast bowlers did not bowl a single ball. However, the batsmen of both teams, especially the English batsmen, batted quite nervous on this pitch. He was playing for a spin, but was dismissed for a straight ball.