India vs Australia 4th Test pitch

Ross Houston
March 23, 2017

There have been ample talks going on across the media regarding the pitches that are prepared for the ongoing India vs Australia test match series.

India's newspapers also fired back with the Hindustan Times accusing Australian media of a relentless "hate campaign" throughout the series.

"As a leader and as a captain of a cricket team where you've got lots of responsibilities, you've got to show more gravitas and responsibility than this".

"We'd known coming into this series that we'd developed some good plans, each had their own plan and we've stuck to them".

"We should not bother too much about the Australian media and what they write as they are an extension of their cricket team's support staff".

The latest dispute between the two camps has been over whether or not Aussie skipper Steve Smith made disrespectful comments about India's Australian physio Patrick Farhart after he helped Kohli recover from a shoulder injury to play on in the test.

"I don't know mentally, I think you just have to be up for it". Having regained form in the previous Test in Bengaluru with a crucial 50, the shot was unnecessary and against the run of play as he walked back to the pavilion with an individual score of 14.

"I don't think even Smith would bother about what the Australian media is saying. So it was nearly a defensive mechanism for them and obviously they come out in the second Test match, performed really well and got back into it".

Furthermore, The Daily Telegraph upped the game by comparing Kohli to POTUS Donald Trump - "Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport".

Talking about Matt Renshaw, the paceman appeared mighty impressed with the young opener.

An article in the "Daily Telegraph" not only criticised Kohli for his unsubstantiated claims but also expressed disappointment that neither the BCCI nor the ICC has taken any action against him. "His first trip there, he's learning - he's probably not eating the right things, being sick all the time - but he's performing quite well". I think we've showed throughout the series that we're definitely up for the challenge.

The Australians are miffed that the Indians are playing well and they have tied the series. Smith's 371 runs in three Tests dwarf his counterparts' paltry collection of 46.

And he says he leaves his teammates in no doubt as to the example he wants them to lead.

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