Shubman Gill comments on the pitch controversy: Indian opener Shubman Gill is living his dream. The youngster is playing his maiden ODI World Cup and is fully enjoying the spotlight. Though initially he struggled to gain momentum, he has been in good form lately, giving India a great start along with his opening partner, Rohit Sharma.
Shubman Gill Comments on the Pitch Controversy
When he was meeting the media as part of the semifinal against New Zealand, questions were raised regarding the pitch controversy, and his reply made the crowd burst into laughter.
“Mujhe toh abhi pata laga pitch ke upar koi controversy hui thhi. Aapne hi bataya abhi. Kya controversy hui thi?” (I didn’t know there was a controversy. I just heard it from you: What was the controversy about?).
The India vs New Zealand semifinal match has gone into the history book in a lot of ways. After a tremendous performance from Mohammed Shami (who secured 7 wickets for the first time in a World Cup knockout match), Virat Kohli (who clinched a record-breaking 50th ODI hundred), and Shreyas Iyer (who scored back-to-back centuries in two games), India avenged New Zealand for their last World Cup loss.
As per the Shubman Gill comments on the pitch controversy, Soon after, controversy erupted as New Zealand claimed that the pitch was prepared to favor Indian spinners. Movies also put the organizers on the spot, claiming that the pitch that was prepared for the semifinal was a used one.
Later on, the ICC had to come up with an official explanation, saying the pitch is decided and prepared by an independent curator, and it is not uncommon to use used pitches in knockout matches.
“This change was made on the recommendation of the venue curator in conjunction with our host,” the ICC stated. “Changes to planned pitch rotations are common towards the end of an event of this length and have already happened a couple of times. The ICC independent pitch consultant was apprised of the change and has no reason to believe the pitch won’t play well” said the ICC in an official statement.
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