Sachin Tendulkar Calls for More Perth Like Pitches, Opposes ICC’s Decision of Rating It Average
Sachin Tendulkar (File Photo)

India’s legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has said that in order to revive Test cricket, pitches like Perth should be provided more. This comes after International Cricket Council (ICC) rated the pitch for the second Test between India and Australia at Perth as "average", which is the lowest pass mark provided by the ICC when they rate the pitch and outfield of Test grounds. Tendulkar joins scores of other former cricketers who were unhappy with ICC’s rating. ICC Rates India vs Australia 2nd Test Match Pitch at Perth Stadium as 'Average'

Tendulkar, on Sunday, took to Twitter and posted his opinion. Pointing out the importance of pitches in Test cricket Tendulkar wrote that the Perth pitch tested both batsmen and bowlers.

“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”, Tendulkar tweeted.

The new stadium in Perth hosted its first Test and it produced a result with the match going into day five. The pitch had a bounce in it and helped both fast-bowlers and spinners. It was also good for batting on the first couple of days as batsmen from each side scored half-centuries. In fact, Indian captain Virat Kohli managed to score a century as well. Sachin Tendulkar and Wife Anjali Offer Prayers at Golden Temple in Amritsar, See Pics

The bounce at times looked dangerous and Australia’s opening batsman Aaron Finch was retired hurt after being hit on the right glove off Mohammed Shami’s delivery. Despite that batsmen were conformable against the bouncers.