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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Nope

    India knows that our strength is pace bowling and weakness is playing spin so a pitch was prepared accordingly

    Anyway, India is just about the only country in the world where home cricketers publicly call for doctored pitches and then bitch if they are not "up to their standards"

    Does that feel right?

    To me, it's just plain embarassing
    And why would they be doing that? Could it be because of the abundance of flat tracks that were being prepared because of the ICC constantly taking action against any pitch that turned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Nope

    India knows that our strength is pace bowling and weakness is playing spin so a pitch was prepared accordingly

    Anyway, India is just about the only country in the world where home cricketers publicly call for doctored pitches and then bitch if they are not "up to their standards"

    Does that feel right?

    To me, it's just plain embarassing
    There's nothing wrong with creating a pitch to suit your team's strengths but the aim should always be to produce a pitch which (initially, at least) plays the same across the whole rectangle as to treat left and right handed players equally. Picking and choosing bits of the wicket to prepare differently is definitely weird.
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    It's not an Indian home test victory against Australia without Social complaining about the pitch.

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    That curator is just trying to play Hero and play to the galleries.

    Pretty sure even if he waters one area for a couple of days and doesn't the other it's not possible to make the pitch areas too different to each other unless he grew grass on that part of the pitch and left the other area barren. Stupid comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satyanash89 View Post
    So Sachin hitting Warne for sixes out of the rough in that epic 155 in 1998 happened because of the curator?! Thats a shame

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Nope

    India knows that our strength is pace bowling and weakness is playing spin so a pitch was prepared accordingly

    Anyway, India is just about the only country in the world where home cricketers publicly call for doctored pitches and then bitch if they are not "up to their standards"

    Does that feel right?

    To me, it's just plain embarassing
    did you watch the last 3 test series in india before this?

    it's got nothing to do with the opposition and everything to do with our own strengths.

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    depends on who wins the test tbh
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    It's not an Indian home test victory against Australia without Social complaining about the pitch.
    Where did I complain about the pitch?

    If I had a team with no fast bowlers, batsmen that wet their pants every time the ball gets above knee height and plenty of spinners, I'd do the same

    What I wouldnt do is put public pressure on the grounsdman to doctor the pitch in my favour and then whine like a stuck pig if he didnt

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Nope

    India knows that our strength is pace bowling and weakness is playing spin so a pitch was prepared accordingly

    Anyway, India is just about the only country in the world where home cricketers publicly call for doctored pitches and then bitch if they are not "up to their standards"

    Does that feel right?

    To me, it's just plain embarassing
    "Doctored" implies the two teams played on two different pitches, or it was unfair in some way. Learn2play.
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    Whinging about this pitch is dumb imo. Sure if there is a total mudhole which is bad watching - different story. But that was an interesting test with performances from each side. Just one really stood out. I mean even at 38th grade park standard teams put the hats out further if it suits them. Tassie was making greentops because it suited them
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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Why is it any worse than, say, the Chennai pitch?

    After all, that was prepared specifically to negate the impact of 3 Australian bowlers not just one
    By that logic, every pitch that India plays on outside the subcontinent that isn't spin friendly is specifically created to negate the impact of Indian spinners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Ronan View Post
    How on the money was I hey? Everyone mocked my claim that Maher was nudging Steyn and Anderson and now he's set to become Australia's no. 1 player.
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    Is it just me or do we barely get through a week or two of cricket without Watson saying how how great it'd be if something was different?
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