Former England skipper Michael Vaughan feels Indian pitches are not lively enough to pique interest in Test cricket. Speaking in the aftermath of India’s mammoth first innings total in the ongoing second game, Vaughan said the tracks especially in the first few days of a Test encounter tend to unfairly play in the favour of the batsmen.
It seems the 44-year-old was not too impressed with the marathon batting effort from India, which saw them rack up 601/5 declared as skipper Virat Kohli smashed a career-best score of 254. He argued that the pitches needed more action for the bowlers in order to balance the contest.
Vaughan’s comments, however, were soon followed by a South African batting collapse reinforcing the notion that it might the incompetence of foreign teams to dismiss the Indian batsmen for cheap scores. His opinion on Twitter was heavily criticized by Indian fans.