Sunil Gavaskar criticizes ICC for its negative assessment of the Indore pitch. The Indore pitch earned three demerit points from the International Cricket Council.
Sunil Gavaskar, the legendary Indian cricketer, has expressed his strong discontent with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) grading of the Indore surface (Holkar Stadium) following the completion of the third Test on February 3, 2023.
The third Test was yet another example of a three-day Test match in the current Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023. While the pitches in the first two Tests received a lot of attention, the Indore pitch went above and above.
Sunil Gavaskar questioned if it was harmful. The method of evaluation used by the ICC
“I believe three demerit points are excessive since, while the ball did turn in this surface, it was not harmful. When Australia scores 77 for the loss of one wicket, it indicates that the pitch has improved significantly “The 73-year-old told this to India Today.
The former India opener wasn’t shy about expressing his disappointment with the Indore pitch’s rating. He felt that the Indore pitch wasn’t as horrible as it being made out to be. Too much attention being paid to it.
According to match referee Chris Broad’s judgment of the Indore pitch. The surface favor spinners and theres a severe lack of fair play between bat and ball. He then took a direct shot at the ICC, accusing the world governing body of being clearly prejudice. The Gabba pitch in 2022 considerably more forgiving rating, despite the fact that a Test match between Australia and South Africa completed in two days. Surprisingly, the Gabba pitch scored only one demerit point and was graded “below-average.”