Richards lambasted critics of Indian pitch, questioning England’s preparation

Veteran batsman Viv Richards of his time in the West Indies is not happy with the lament of former and current England cricketers for a spinner-assisted pitch in India, saying the visiting team was not ready for the challenge.

Veteran batsman Viv Richards of his time in the West Indies is not happy with the lament of former and current England cricketers for a spinner-assisted pitch in India, saying the visiting team was not ready for the challenge.

The newly formed pitch of Ahmedabad’s Motera became a topic of discussion when India defeated England by 10 wickets on the second day in the third Test to take a 2–1 lead in the four-match series. The pitch was severely criticized by former England captains such as Michael Vaughan and a section of the British media.

This debate was not good for Richards, who was successful in every area of ​​the world due to his nonchalant batting. Richards said in a video released on his Facebook page, ‘I was recently asked questions about the second and third Test played between India and England. And I was actually a little confused about the question because it seems that the pitches they were playing on were very much mourned. ‘

He said, ‘I think those who are mourning should realize that there is a time when we get a favorable wicket for fast bowlers. The ball actually bounces faster than Goodlength and everyone then thinks that it is a problem with the batsmen.

He said, ‘And there are complaints that the wicket was taking too much spin and similar things are being done. This is the flip side of the coin. It seems that people forget that when you go to India, you should have such hope. You are going to a country where pitches help spinners. You should really prepare yourself for this.

Richards said that India got him out of his comfortable position after England’s big win at the start of the series. He said, ‘England were in their comfortable position from the first Test match. Right now they have been left out of their comfortable area and they have to find a way to overcome the situations they have to face.