T20 World Cup 2024: Veterans gave their reaction on New York pitch, questions are being raised on ICC

There is a lot of uproar about the New York pitch in the T20 World Cup. Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant were injured in the match played between India and Ireland on Wednesday. Since then, questions are being raised on the pitch. At the same time, former Indian cricketers have expressed their anger on the ICC and said that if such a pitch had been in India, it would have been banned by now.

The pitch did not behave well in the match between India and Ireland at Nassau County Stadium. Ireland’s team was all out at 96 runs while batting first. Earlier, Sri Lanka’s team was also all out at a score of 77. Then South Africa’s team achieved the target in 18.2 overs. At the same time, many players were also injured in the India and Ireland match. Irish batsman Harry Tractor, Indian captain Rohit Sharma and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant were also hit by the ball at several places.

Former cricketers from India and other countries have given their reaction on the New York pitch. Irfan Pathan has said that if any ground in India had such a pitch, it would not have got the next match. Pathan said that okay we want to promote cricket in America. But this pitch is not safe for the players. We are playing the World Cup, former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif said that Rohit Sharma should be praised for his batting. The New York pitch is the most difficult pitch in the world. This cannot be good for the promotion of cricket in America.

On the other hand, former Zimbabwe captain and England head coach Andy Flower has also given his opinion. He said that this is not a good surface to play an international match. He said that the way the ball was bouncing is very dangerous. It was hitting the players’ thumbs, gloves and helmets. This can put any batsman’s life in trouble. He said that the Indian fast bowlers did a very good job. They hit the deck fast and due to this the batsmen faced a lot of difficulties. Batsmen of any country would have had difficulty on this. Ireland is still a small country.

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