Dhoni rewards Green Park curator
Kanpur: A grateful Mahendra Singh Dhoni sent a note of thanks and Rs. 10,000 to Green Park stadium’s pitch curator for preparing the turning track that helped India score a series-levelling win over South Africa in the third Test here.
Curator Shiv Kumar said he was pleasantly surprised to receive a personal note of thanks and the cash reward from the stand-in Test skipper.
Kumar said regular Test skipper Anil Kumble, who missed the decider due to a groin injury, also came down to meet and thank him for preparing a “spinner-friendly” pitch.
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh also met Kumar to praise and thank him. Kumar said that the Green Park wicket was a sporting one. — PTI
I'm surprised no one here has noticed this or said anything about it. What would the media do if say, Smith, offered a cheque to the curator at Johannesburg for preparing a green top? What kind of example is this setting to the rest of the curators in India? Prepare a favourable wicket and get money from the team captain?