Former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly defended the Jamtha, Nagpur pitch, fabricated for the third test against South Africa, that emanated fury for the batsmen, who got completely immolated in it, with South African batsmen registering a trifling 79 all out in their first innings, calling it a one-off pitch and libelled the batsmen for their futile batting performances in the venue, exuding total non-adherence to the technique to be utilised for playing spin bowling.He also added that India would never produce the same kind of wicket hereafter as the wicket extended unparalleled assistance to the spinners.
With this imperious victory over South Africa, over a huge margin of 124 runs, India registered a series victory against the Proteas, with proteas registering their first ever series loss in last nine years on foreign soil.
Ganguly, who is the interim president of Cricket Association of Bengal, after the sudden demise of former CAB and BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, also exalted Ashwin’s performance, mentioning that he made complete use of the favourable conditions, bowling in the right areas.With 55 scalps this year, and a man of the match 12 wicket haul in the ODI, Ashwin became the highest wicket taker in tests for the calendar year, surpassing Stuart Broad’s tally of 51 wickets.
Ganguly also expressed that there should not be any scurrying over decision regarding the bilateral series with Pakistan, citing the turbulent equations between the neighbors affecting the clash and expected a speedy resolution from the central government regarding the same.
The Indian captain was also observed conceiting in Virat Kohli’s performance as the skipper of the team, lauding his hunger for success and his passion for victory.He also added that the 27 year old southpaw’s challenges shall commence with the away tours, predominantly the ones to Australia and England