Justin Langer, Australian head coach has said that it is disappointing to see cricketing action coming to a halt due to wet outfield or “soggy grass”.
Justin Langer’s remarks came as the final session on day two of the ongoing fourth Test between India and Australia saw no action in due to wet outfield. The Australian camp was a bit riled up as umpires called off the session even when there was no rain.
Justin Langer: Disappointed For Australians Not To Play Cricket
The umpires called off the final session’s play as it was a heavy downpour and the ground hasn’t recovered well from the deluge.
“As a cricket tragic that I am, and also now watching the business of sport, it’s so disappointing for us not to be playing cricket. We’ve talked about getting cricket back on the airwaves and TV screens to make Australians happy, after what’s been a tough 2020, so not to be able to play because of a bit of soggy grass, it’s one of the areas we need to look at in cricket,” Justin Langer told Fox Cricket before the start of day 3 of the fourth Test.
“The umpires did what they had to do, but as a sport, we need to look at that, no doubt about it,” Justin Langer added.
The Indian team finished on 62/2 in 2nd day in reply to Australia’s 369. On the second day, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan and Washington Sundar scalped three wickets each. Marnus Labuschagne had top-scored for Australia as he played a knock of 108 runs. Rohit Sharma went on to score 44 runs, but in the end, he ended up gifting his wicket to Nathan Lyon while opener Shubman Gill scored 7.
Washington Sundar And Shardul Thakur’s All-Round Show Ensures India Bringing Down 1st Innings Deficit To 33 Runs
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane lost their wickets in the first session on day three of the ongoing fourth Test as Australia gained an upper hand against India on Sunday here at the Gabba, Brisbane. After Cheteshwar Pujara was dismissed for 25 by Josh Hazlewood, Mayank Agarwal then joined skipper in the middle and the duo retrieved the innings for the visitors with a 39-run stand.
Both batsmen were looking set to go into the lunch break unfazed, but 15 minutes prior to the break, Mitchell Starc dismissed Ajinkya Rahane (37), reducing India to 144/4. In the end, Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant ensured that India did not lose any more wickets before the lunch break.
Washington Sundar’s 62 and Shardul Thakur’s 67 after Mayank Agarwal (38) and Rishabh Pant (23) were dismissed ensured India bringing down the deficit by 33 runs.