IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli had blamed poor application by batsmen for string of low scores in 3rd Test.

India vs England: Former England captain Alastair Cook said batting on the pitch for the third Test was “impossible” and slowed down Virat Kohli’s assessment that it was a “Perfect pitch” to bat on.

Former England captain Alastair Cook on Friday questioned Virat Kohli’s stance on the Motera pitch and said the India captain “defended the wicket almost as if it were the BCCI”. Disagreeing with the assessment of the third Test, Kohli said that India ended England by 10 wickets in two days, Cook said it was impossible to bat on the newly laid strip at the new stadium in Ahmedabad. Cook told Channel 4, “Virat Kohli came out and defended the wicket as if it were a BCCI thing. It might not be a wicket. Yet it was so hard to bat.”

“Take the wicket and blame the batsmen?” Cook asked Kohli, referring to the assessment of the pitch, that it was a very good pitch to bat “especially in the first innings”.

“To be honest, I don’t think the quality of batting was up to standards. We were 100 for 3 and were bowled out for less than 150. It was just a strange ball and it was a good wicket to bat. First innings, “The captain of India said in defense of the pitch after the match.

Only two batsmen – one from both sides – could score a half-century, as 28 wickets fell to the spinners on the pitch of Motera, which many felt was not ideal for a Test match.

The likes of Sunil Gavaskar, however, credited the spinners rather than blaming the pitch.

Cook said, “We have got Virat Kohli, Joe Root. We have some great spin players. Yes, we have found some people who like to play spin better, but we are also getting great spin players.

“For me, it would be great to have that game with the red ball when there is a difference on the ball.

Cook was one of England’s all-time greats and had achieved success against India during his illustrious career, as well as talked about the many deliveries that led directly to the landing, especially left-arm spinner Axar Patel. , Who finished the match with 11 wickets. Six in England’s second innings.

Cook said, “We saw an idol that says this pitch rotates more than any other pitch in India. There are many other balls that have gone straight. So that means when it’s turning So it’s turning to miles. “.

“When you see the highlights and the ball dropping on you, we don’t see the build-up: when the exact same ball is rolled for miles.”

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