Ahead of the India vs England 4th Test, which is scheduled to begin from Thursday (March 4) in Ahmedabad, former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq refused to offer credit score to Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel for his or her excellent present within the third Test while criticizing the pitch used within the match in Narendra Modi stadium.
The pink-ball Test match noticed India wrap up a 10-wicket-win inside two days – the quickest Test win in 54 years and Inzamam joined the bandwagon and like many a number of former cricketers and pundits, he criticized the vicious turning monitor used within the third Test.
The Pakistani legend is unable to digest the very fact that a Test match obtained over in two days.
“No one could have thought, and neither can I remember when was the last time a Test match got over in two days. Did India play that well or was it the behaviour of the wicket? Should such wickets be part of Test matches? I thought India were playing some brilliant cricket. They beat Australia earlier and made a brilliant comeback in the second Test, but preparing such a wicket, I feel is not the right thing to do with cricket,” Inzamam stated on his YouTube channel.
Also, Inzamam urged ICC to take some motion in opposition to it.
“Even scorecards in T20 matches learn higher than the one we noticed in Ahmedabad. The ICC ought to take motion on this. What type of wickets are these that a Test match can’t even final two whole days? 17 wickets falling in lower than sooner or later… what are we enjoying on right here? Sure, you’re taking dwelling benefit, spinning tracks must be made, however this type of pitch I do not assume ought to exist,” the previous Pakistan skipper stated.
Inzamam even refused to applaud India’s spinners for getting the higher of the English batsmen.
“If Joe Root is picking up five wickets in six overs, you can imagine the condition of the wicket. Why should I praise R Ashwin and Axar Patel, when Root is picking up 5/8? Test matches have so many important elements, the venue, the ground, the umpire, referee, so a pitch should also hold some significance. Test match should look like a Test match. Don’t think India would have derived the same satisfaction from this win as they did after beating Australia,” Inzamam stated