Even before the first Test between India and Australia began, there was a lot of talk about how the pitch had been ‘doctored,’ according to some former Australian cricketers and experts.
The first Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test was won by India, who defeated Australia by an innings and 132 runs. While India scored 400 runs in the first innings, Australia could not even come close to that total in two innings. Ravindra Jadeja, who batted and bowled in the match, was asked about the ‘pitch talk’ that began before the first ball was bowled. The all-rounder delivered an epic response to critics who focused solely on the ‘pitch’ rather than the performance required to excel.
In a hilarious dig at the Australians, Jadeja claimed that the tourists probably noticed rough patches on the wicket while in the plane on their way to India.
“Unko flight se hi rough patches dikh rahe the(They had probably spotted the rough from the flight itself). It didn’t spin all that much in the atmosphere they created. They got out more straight balls, as we can see. On straight balls, we also got out lbw “Following the conclusion of the match, Jadeja stated.