Sachin Tendulkar also disagrees with ICC, says Perth 'pitch was by no means average'

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 23, 2018, 11:58 AM(IST)

A file photo of Sachin Tendulkar Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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'... we need to provide more pitches like the one at Perth, where the skills of batsmen and bowlers are truly TESTed,' Sachin tweeted. 

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday disagreed with the International Cricket Council (ICC) decision to rate the pitch for the second Test between India and Australia at Perth as 'average'.

Instead, the master blaster demanded more pitches like the one at Perth to truly test the skills of batsmen and bowlers and revive the game of Test cricket. 

Taking to his Twitter, Sachin stressed the Perth 'pitch was by no means average'.

"Pitches play a crucial role, especially in Test cricket. In order to revive Test cricket and generate excitement, we need to provide more pitches like the one at Perth, where the skills of batsmen and bowlers are truly TESTed. This pitch was by no means "Average"."

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Earlier, former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne has also blasted the ICCC for its 'terrible decision' and declared it a 'wonderful cricket pitch' 

The average mark is the lowest possible pass mark, handed down by the ICC when they rate the pitch and outfield of Test grounds.

Meanwhile, Australia had pulled off a stunning 141-run win to level the four-Test series against India. The hosts will next face the 'Men in Blue' at Melbourne Cricket Ground, on December 26. 

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