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On the Indore pitch | Desperation can be inspiring — but it can be embarrassing, too

India’s captain Rohit Sharma leaves the pitch after Australia won the third cricket Test match against India in Indore, on March 3, 2023 | Photo Credit: AP When a team loses, it is a cliché to say the players didn’t want to win desperately enough. For the losers, that is both comfort and justification.Desperation might be a strange quality to seek in sport. It can be inspirational, as when an Anil Kumble, broken jaw wired up, bowls in a Test match (and claims the wicket of Brian Lara). It can be disheartening as when players alter the condition of the ball with sandpaper in a win-at-all-costs approach. India are beginning to show some desperation too. Skipper Rohit Sharma said at the end of the Indore Test which they lost on a turner that these were the kind of wickets India would ...

‘These kinds of surfaces are not good for Test cricket’: Matthew Hayden reacts on Indore pitch

IND vs AUS 3rd Test: Having won the toss and batting first, India have had a horrific start on Day 1 of the third Test in Indore. The hosts lost 5 for 45 after the Aussies introduced spin bowling in the sixth over of the innings. Reacting on the kind of surface Indore has, former Australia opener and now commentator Matthew Hayden said, “No way spinners should come to bowl in the sixth over. This is the reason I don’t like these kinds of surfaces. It shouldn’t be keeping this low and turning so much on Day 1. It doesn’t matter whether Australia wins this Test or India. These kinds of surfaces are not good for Test cricket.” “You are allowed to have a four-five days Test match. At this pace I feel sorry for the fans, I don’t think this Test will go for Day 4,” he added during his comment...