Team India’s impressive performance in the second Test match between India and England (India vs England 2021) in Chennai (Chennai) impressed everyone, but the English media and some former cricketers took the case of the poor pitch to win. Tried to spoil the taste. However, after the match, England captain Joe Root refused to budge on the pitch issue. Now the England team’s fast bowler Stuart Broad has given a befitting reply to those who called the pitch bad. Broad dismissed the allegations of the pitch being poor, saying that there was no defect in it and the pitch could not be blamed for his team’s defeat.
Stuart Broad was part of the English team in the second Test match in Chennai. In that match, England’s team could not touch the figure of 200 even once in both innings. At the same time, the Indian team had scored 329 runs in the first turn with Rohit Sharma’s brilliant century, while in the second innings, with the help of Ravichandran Ashwin’s century, he scored more than 280 runs. Moeen Ali scored the highest 43 runs for England in the second innings. India won that match by 317 runs.
India has the right to take advantage of a domestic situation
On that pitch in Chennai, there was a tremendous turn from day one and due to this, the media and fans of England including former English captain Michael Vaughan raised questions. However, there has been no complaint about the pitch from the English camp itself. The team’s fast bowler Broad wrote in his column for the English newspaper ‘ Daily Mail ‘,
“From our point of view, the pitch of the second Test match is not criticized, it is helpful to have some such host team at home ground and you have the right to take advantage of it. The Indian team showed us a good game, they are very capable players while that pitch was completely different for us. ”
Could not play to the best of my ability
Broad also admitted that his team could not achieve its full potential in this match and now thinking about that outcome, the team does not want to disturb itself. Broad wrote, “We did not do well in the match. We did not play according to our ability on the Chennai pitch. We do not want to disappoint ourselves too much because of this match, the Indian team played well in the match. ”
The third Test between the two teams is to be played at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera from February 24, which will be a day-night test match. Broad says that conditions will be in favor of England in this pink-ball match.