Tendulkar slams ICC over Perth Pitch as ‘Average’ rating

Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday raising same voice along with former players Mitchell Johnson and Michael Vaughan sharply criticised International Cricket Council for terming the Perth Stadium pitch as ‘average’ rating during the second Test between India and Australia.

“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,” the former cricketer tweeted on his twitter handle.

Tendulkar, who hanged up his boots from cricket in 2013 has played 200 Tests amassing 15921 runs and has scored 51 centuries while in ODIs from 463 matches he has 18426 runs to his credit with 49 centuries.

Match referee Ranjan Madugalle had rated the pitch at Perth Stadium as ‘average’, the lowest pass mark provided by the ICC when it assesses the pitch and outfield of Test grounds. India had won the first match by 31 runs while the hosts defeated tourists by 146 runs on last day of the second Test thus levelling the series 1-1. India play their 3rd match at Melbourne on December 26.

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