Wankhede pitch curator Sudhir Naik accused Ravi Shastri of using slang. 

Wankhede pitch curator Sudhir Naik has accused Ravi Shastri of using derogatory words against him after India’s 214 run loss in the ODI series decider between India and South Africa in Mumbai.

South Africa batting first murdered Indian bowlers as they piled up massive 439 run target for India.  Naik has complained in a letter to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) about India team director Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun.

“We have received a complaint from Naik alleging two members of India support staff getting involved in a heated exchange with the MCA curators after the Wankhede ODI,” MCA joint secretary Umesh Khanvilkar said to the website.

Shastri allegedly paid a sarcastic compliment to Naik after India caved in scoring just 224 in 36 overs. “Great wicket”, Shastri allegedly said. However, he denied the charge made by Naik.

Indian captain MS Dhoni was also unhappy with the wicket. He said the wicket offered little assistance to his bowlers. But, the letter said Shastri did not stop at mere sarcasm. He then sued a certain expletive against curator Naik that leading to a spat.

 

 

It is understood that Naik’s letter stated that Arun complained about the character of the wicket. Naik counter said India did not ask him for any specific wicket too for the match. He also said that it is unfair for Bharat Arun to blame Rajesh Mhamunkar, who looks after the Wankhede pitch for all non-international matches.

However, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur did not clarify his stand on the matter. “We need to look at the details first, we can’t straightaway go to the action,” he said to ESPNCricinfo. “As for the BCCI taking action against anyone, whether it is a player or a member of the support staff if you remember the incident in Australia and in the last six months we have made it very clear that the rules and regulations are equal for everyone. The same yardstick will follow in every case.”

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