Michael Vaughan has come under fire for his criticism of India’s pitches, as the hosts hold a 2-1 lead heading into the fourth Test.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has come under fire for his persistent criticism of India’s pitches, as the hosts hold a 2-1 lead heading into the fourth Test.
Vaughan has been vocal on social media throughout the series, slamming the standard of the pitches which have caused havoc for both sides.
But former India cricketer Deep Dasgupta says “enough is enough”, calling on Vaughan to move on from his hang-ups over England’s pitch gripes.
“We have had enough discussions about the pitch. We are giving Michael Vaughan too much space in the media,” Dasgupta said on Sports Today.
“Let’s move on, we all know what his views are, we all know the others’ views are.
“Let’s just accept how things are going to be, you expect pitches to turn in India let’s just take that as a fact.
“If you want flat pitches, we’ve got white-ball cricket. Test cricket is about testing your abilities, your skillset in various different conditions.
“That’s how it is. If you don’t like it, too bad then, Test cricket is not for you.”
Vaughan and fellow former England international David Lloyd were among the strongest critics of the Ahmedabad wicket, saying it reduced Test cricket to a “lottery”.
That prompted Indian skipper Virat Kohli to step in.
“There is always too much noise and too much conversation about spinning tracks,” Kohli said.
“The reason for our success has been that we haven’t cribbed about pitches that we played on and we would continue to play like that as a team.”
England will hope for some reprieve from the pitch as they return to Ahmedabad for the crucial fourth Test.