The Indians need to shut up and get on with the cricket, says Ian Chappell

India’s heavy loss against Australia in the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on Wednesday saw a lot of criticism regarding the pitch. After being defeated in first two Tests in the 4-match series, Australia thrashed the hosts in the third match and went on to qualify for the World Test Championship final. From day 1, the pitch has been a talking point and the BCCI along with the team management have been questioned for such pitch preparation.

Chappell on pitch

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The sharp turn and uneven bounce from day 1 did not go well with the experts as the match could have ended in the second day itself. Ian Chappell, after such result within third day, said that the hosts should not be providing inputs for preparation of the pitches at home. “India need to see the error of their ways. I’ve talked before about trying to prepare pitches that suit India… have India forgotten that they won the last two series in Australia? I go back to it again, what the hell are administrators, players, coaches, anybody outside the curator (doing?). Why the hell are they having an input for the pitch? It should be left to the curator, let him produce a pitch that he thinks is a good one. Let the players play on it,” Chappell said on ESPNCricinfo.

Pant’s absence in Indian side

He further added, “I’ve no sympathy for India if they have been asking for certain surfaces. If they ask one for the next Test, you hope the curator just tells them to mind their own business. The Indians need to shut up and get on with the cricket. Really, have they forgotten how they won in Australia? With good all-round cricket. Bear in mind, one of the big differences is there’s no Rishabh Pant in this Indian side. They’re now starting to see how important he is to them,” said Chappell.

Pant meanwhile has been recovering from the injuries he faced from the car accident on December 30. Australia and India will meet in Ahmedabad for the final and fourth Test match of the series.

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India’s heavy loss against Australia in the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on Wednesday saw a lot of criticism regarding the pitch. After being defeated in first two Tests in the 4-match series, Australia thrashed the hosts in the third match and went on to qualify for the World Test Championship final. From day 1, the pitch has been a talking point and the BCCI along with the team management have been questioned for such pitch preparation.

Chappell on pitch

The sharp turn and uneven bounce from day 1 did not go well with the experts as the match could have ended in the second day itself. Ian Chappell, after such result within third day, said that the hosts should not be providing inputs for preparation of the pitches at home. “India need to see the error of their ways. I've talked before about trying to prepare pitches that suit India… have India forgotten that they won the last two series in Australia? I go back to it again, what the hell are administrators, players, coaches, anybody outside the curator (doing?). Why the hell are they having an input for the pitch? It should be left to the curator, let him produce a pitch that he thinks is a good one. Let the players play on it,” Chappell said on ESPNCricinfo.

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Pant’s absence in Indian side

He further added, “I've no sympathy for India if they have been asking for certain surfaces. If they ask one for the next Test, you hope the curator just tells them to mind their own business. The Indians need to shut up and get on with the cricket. Really, have they forgotten how they won in Australia? With good all-round cricket. Bear in mind, one of the big differences is there's no Rishabh Pant in this Indian side. They're now starting to see how important he is to them,” said Chappell.

Pant meanwhile has been recovering from the injuries he faced from the car accident on December 30. Australia and India will meet in Ahmedabad for the final and fourth Test match of the series.

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