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Sunil Gavaskar Responds to Ranchi Pitch Critics, Saying, “Oh My God, All Hell Breaks Loose”

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<p>As India and England prepare to play the fourth Test match of their ongoing five-match series in Ranchi, Sunil Gavaskar has taken aim at those who have criticized the surface at the JSCA International Stadium Complex. In the first hour of the match’s opening day, India seamers Mohammed Siraj and Akash Deep were able to take advantage of some real lateral movement and speed off the deck on the Ranchi surface.</p>
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<p>Because of the surface, Akash went on to take three wickets in an impressive seven-over new ball session. The odd ball continued to remain low and bounce differently as the game went on. In contrast to the previous three matches, spinners in particular have been able to get the ball to turn far more often in this Test, which has resulted in wickets falling frequently and quickly. Gavaskar justified the pitch by giving instances from India’s experiences playing on difficult pitches abroad.</p>
<p>“I have seen fissures in the Perth and Brisbane fields. The ball in Perth flies just over your head when it strikes the crack. However, nothing occurs after that. You must engage in that game. You have to display your bravery and audacity. But when it occurs in India, oh my gosh, all hell breaks loose,” he added during a JioCinema broadcast after James Anderson removed Kuldeep Yadav on Day 3 with a low-striking ball.</p>
<p>After the visitors were left reeling at 112-5 after lunch on Day 1, former England captain Michael Vaughan criticized the surface in a tweet made on X, previously Twitter.</p>
<p>The proverbial statement. Let’s be honest, this pitch seems horrible. However, you should never assess a pitch until both sides have batted and bowled on it, Michael Vaughan wrote.</p>
<p>At the close of Day 3, the match was evenly matched, with India leading a run chase in which they needed 192 runs, 40-0. Joe Root’s century on Day 1 helped England record 353 in the first innings and get them out of a difficult position.</p>
<p>Kuldeep Yadav and wicketkeeper Dhruv Jurel responded with an incredible 76-run partnership for the ninth wicket. Jurel achieved a score of 90.</p>
<p>England could only muster a pitiful 145 runs in the second innings as the visiting side’s batting order was completely destroyed by Ravichandran Ashwin (five wickets) and Kuldeep Yadav (four wickets).</p>


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