21-11-2023 Tue 09:54 | Sports
- Ponting opined that it was a strategic mistake for India to create a ‘slow pitch’
- Commenting that India paid the price because of the pitch
- Michael Vaughan says Australia has got a chance to beat unbeaten India in the form of pitch
Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting made interesting comments on India’s defeat in the World Cup 2023 final match. He described it as a tactical mistake by the hosts to prepare such a pitch. He commented that India paid the price for preparing a slow pitch. He believes that the pitch conditions in the subcontinent have been like this lately and the pitch created by India has backfired on India itself. Ricky Ponting responded like this in his commentary during the match.
And England legend Michael Vaughn responded… He believes that the pitch gave Australia a chance to defeat India, who remained unbeaten till the final of the tournament. He said that Australia is a very tactical team and they played with a lot of clarity. He said that preparing such a pitch is suitable for Australia. Aussie captain Pat Cummins said he did what he said and silenced the crowd. He said that he did not expect Australia to reach the target in 43 overs. England player Nasir Hussain said to ‘Srkai Sports’ that although India is a great team, the pitch made Australia the winner. He said that the pitch was the reason why the four bowlers in Team India did not make much of an impact.
It is known that since the knockout matches started, there has been a big debate on the pitch. There was criticism that the pitch was changed before the semi-final against New Zealand in Mumbai. It is known that Australian captain Pat Cummins, who won the toss in the World Cup final match, chose to field. But Indian captain Rohit Sharma said that even if they win the toss, they choose to bat. It is known that Australia, who fielded first overall, got support from the pitch in every way.
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