‘Absolutely unfit pitches’ – Wasim Jaffer lashes out at Baroda Cricket Association
Senior cricketer Jaffer has raised his voice over the poor pitches that are being used in India's 'List A' domestic tournament.
Published - Oct 15, 2019 9:42 pm | Updated - Oct 15, 2019 9:44 pm
With Vijay Hazare Trophy in its full swing, teams are battling out to get the top spots in order to qualify for the quarter-finals. But there are certain voices that are raising from different sides over the pitches that are being prepared and brought down in action. And Wasim Jaffer, the former Indian cricketer looks in no happy mood over it.
Senior cricketer Jaffer has raised his voice over the poor pitches that are being used in India’s ‘List A’ domestic tournament. In the last seven matches played in Vadodara, the average team score is below 200. Only twice came an occasion in the tournament when teams were able to score more than 200 runs in order to put a target against the opposition.
Tracks are so poor that Odisha team in their encounter against the home team got all-out at a score of 73 runs. In that match except for Abhishek Raut, the only batsman to attain double digits, every other batter struggled. The same goes for other battles in Vadodara which ended one-sided with scores like 131, 161, 222, and 217.
Wasim Jaffer tweets about the pitches in Vadodara
The former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer, on Tuesday, looked a bit dejected towards the Baroda cricket association. He feels that the tracks in Baroda are unlikely to play any List A matches. They are behaving in such a way that it is becoming difficult for the batter to attain and score runs in. Today Jaffer took to his Twitter handle in order to tweet against the Vadodara pitches and wrote, “Absolutely unfit pitches to play in List ‘A’ matches in Vadodra.”
41-year-old cricketer’s last appearance for the national team came in 2008 against South Africa. But he is one of the senior-most players currently active in the Indian domestic circuit. Jaffer has scored 4849 runs in List A cricket at a brilliant average of 44.08 with 10 tons and 33 half-centuries. In Ranji, he has 40 tons under his name which is most by any batsman. All the Group B games have been played in Vadodara and Wasim Jaffer’s Vidarbha won only two out of nine games so far in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20.
Here is the tweet:
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 15, 2019