‘Kohli’s side completely out skilled visitors’

Ahmedabad: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has been a more than vocal critic of pitches dished out by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during the four Test series between India and England.

However, on Thursday (March 4) — the Day One of the fourth Test, even Vaughan couldn’t blame the track at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad for the visitors’ woeful show with the bat.

Indian spinners Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin spun a web over visitors as England was bundled out for 205 in the first innings. Vaughan praised the hosts and slammed a very ‘average’ batting by England in the first innings on day one of the final Test.

Indians with the ball showed why they are so good in these conditions… Pitch did very little for 60 overs and they completely out-skilled & out-thought England … !! High class … England with the Bat were very very average, Vaughan tweeted.

After a disappointing show with the bat, England got off to a flying start with the ball as James Anderson struck with the third ball of the innings. The pace spearhead trapped Gill (0) in front of the stumps as India lost a wicket with no run on the board.

Meanwhile, Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said that media should not give more priority to foreign cricketers, who are slamming the Indian pitches on social media platforms.

The Indian batting legend feels that the cricketers who are constantly voicing their opinion on social media regarding the Indian pitches will keep doing it until they are getting publicity out of it.

The discussion should have been around bowling and batting. The batsmen got bowled or were given LBW, how can we call it a bad pitch.

Why do we give this much importance to foreign players? Why should we discuss what they are saying, Gavaskar told host broadcaster Star Sports on Thursday.