Aakash Chopra has criticised the pitch for the ongoing second Test between India and Sri Lanka in Bengaluru. He has questioned the need for preparing the crumbling track.
The wicket was difficult to bat on from the first over of the day. Sixteen wickets fell on the first day, with Sri Lanka scoring 86/6 after they had bowled out Team India for 252 runs.
“What is the need to prepare a pitch where the soil flies from first over of the day? The match is not going to fourth or fifth day.”
Chopra highlighted that such pitches have become the norm these days.
“From the first ball of the day, it was evident that this match won’t last long. But why such a pitch and this is happening regularly.”
Aakash Chopra highlighted a few games that were played on similar pitches.
“The day-night Test between India and England in Chennai was of similar nature. The ball spun a lot. I remember the Pune match and matches against South Africa in Nagpur and Mohali. If we are going to prepare such pitches, it is not a good thing,” he added.