Monday, March 31, 2008

The Greatest batting Pitch On Earth??

Well the first test between India and South Africa at Chepauk was as all expected a mere draw.If there was one of the greatest innings of his life by Virender Sehwag-who scored his second triple hundred,there was one more best thing in that test.Guess what?Off course it is the pitch that helped batsmen from both sides to belt the bowlers in whatever way they can.And one thing that almost went unnoticed is the batting denacle by Indian batsmen if not for the likes of Virender Sehwag(off course) and Rahul Dravid.

As I've been noticing in the recent past in all those test matches involving India and played in India especially,most of them have been batsmen's paradise.Starting from the home tour against Pakistan late last year-where the second and third test matches proved to be heaven for the batsmen from both the sides.As most of them if not all have mistaken-saying that the opposition fought fire with fire,and with all fingers pointing towards the bowlers,it was a real sorrow that hardly anyone noticed the way the pitch behaved.

Here comes the reason as to why some typical Indian batsmen like Wassim Jaffer, Yuvraj Singh and so on prove their calibre on these tracks while they are found to succumb in Australian and English pitches.And bowlers like Anil Kumble,Makhaya Ntini & co..are found to be at the receiving end of the opposition batsmen.Well its time to change before all cricket say goodbye to watching test cricket.

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