'This wicket is diabolical'
There has been plenty of criticism of the rank turner in Nagpur, where 20 wickets have fallen in the first four sessions
Wasim Akram in his Times of India column: "I think the ICC should ... get into preparing Test pitches all over the world, or start deducting points that will affect a team's ranking. Till then we will keep getting these akharas (wrestling pits) like the one in Jamtha, where the ball hardly comes on to the bat."
Jacques Kallis in his Hindu column: "Ask a spinner whether he would prefer to bowl on a decent pitch with 400+ runs on the board, or on a dry turner with just 200 on the board where he has to worry about every run, and I think most will take the first option."
This pitch in Nagpur is nothing short of diabolical for Test Cricket ... Telling me that was prepared to last 5 days..!!!!!!!!!!— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 26, 2015
It's called Test Cricket because it tests the skills of the various disciplines. Not seeing much of this at the moment #heavilyfavouringspin— Robin John Peterson (@robbie13flair) November 26, 2015
I think if countries are to prepare pitches as the one we have at Nagpur, we can play 3 day test cricket! Its a disgrace to watch.— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) November 26, 2015
South Africa can't play spin but this is a pretty disgraceful wicket. More like Juhu beach than a test wicket. Agree?— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) November 26, 2015
In the long run,creating specific kinds of pitches to win,will harm Indian cricket. True,visitors have to overcome but this is beyond that.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 26, 2015
Not everyone was complaining though.
People can complain about pitches all they want but this is a hell of a lot more entertaining to watch than the Perth Test.— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) November 26, 2015