Australia vs India: Irritated Dean Jones wants the experts to get their basics right
The Perth pitch was the point of discussion on the first day of the second Test.
Published - Dec 14, 2018 6:21 pm | Updated - Dec 14, 2018 6:21 pm
The second Test between Australia and India got underway amidst all the talk surrounding the green top which was on offer. Though after the first session it felt that the hype was a misnomer as the Aussie openers went unscathed until the lunch. Even the commentators and the cricket experts were stunned as the ball didn’t do much despite the curator leaving so much grass on the pitch. Meanwhile, the former Australian cricketer Dean Jones got irritated with a particular term in the sport and corrected everyone in his latest tweet.
The 22 yards which the curator works is generally called ‘Pitch’ while in the modern game it is also being referred to as ‘Wicket’. Actually, the term ‘wicket’ means something different even though many are comfortable saying the strip as ‘wicket’. But the professor Deano was not at all pleased probably with the commentators on air who were constantly talking about the pitch (wicket) on offer in Perth.
Irritated with the overuse of the word, Dean Jones took to his official Twitter account in order to make basic things clear about the game. While clarifying that he doesn’t want to sound pedantic, the former Aussie stated the actual difference between ‘Wicket’ and the ‘Pitch’. In a way, he tried to clear the confusion for the new people associating with the sport.
“Don’t want to sound pedantic… but it’s not a wicket… it is a f…… PITCH! A wicket is when a bowler gets a batsman out or it’s the 3 stumps and bails,” he wrote.
Here’s Deano’s tweet:
Don’t want to sound pedantic… but it’s not a wicket… it is a f…… PITCH!
A wicket is when a bowler gets a batsman out or it’s the 3 stumps and bails. 😳
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) December 14, 2018
Perth ‘pitch’ shows its colours
While all the discussion during the lunch break was about the pitch in Perth, the 22-yard surface started showing its colours in the second session. It certainly quickened up a bit and the Indian bowlers suddenly found life in it. They pounced on the opportunities and made a stellar comeback in the match picking six wickets in the last two sessions to keep the game in balance.
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