Experts review the Indian Premier League

'Pitches have produced sporting encounters'

Harsha Bhogle talks about the highs and lows of the past week in the Indian Premier League (00:00)

April 15, 2013

Posted by TheBigBoodha on (April 16, 2013, 12:07 GMT)

Amazing to see Australian bowlers like Johnson and even Ben Laughlin whistling balls past batsmen's ears. Yet in the test series the wickets were so flat bouncers wouldn't get above waist high. Watson got hit on the knee roll and given out LBW in the first test, from a ball that pitched in the bowler's half of the wicket from one of the Indian quicks. Dust blowing up from the first over, no grass, cracks on day one,.. etc etc etc. Those are standard Indian pitches, said Indian fans. Amazing how a month after the test series they have magically transformed into normal wickets.

Posted by shobhit_nigam on (April 16, 2013, 10:48 GMT)

Rightly said Harsha, the Gambhir-Kohli spat only misleads the young aspirants. I see lot of teenagers (& also younger-than-teenagers) buying virat kohli's endorsed products, behaving like him, loving his style; and such incidents only makes them believe that this is the right way to play cricket; which unfortunately is not.

Posted by m0se on (April 16, 2013, 9:31 GMT)

The non-international Indian batsmen are mostly low strike rate, walking wickets and the non-international Indian bowlers are the "target" bowlers in the IPL. I think this is more of a symptom of the low quality of Indian domestic cricket and Harsha, wishing they would do something they have never been extensively trained for is wishful thinking.

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