“Kumble would have gone to 1000 wickets, Harbhajan around 700”- Gautam Gambhir Backs Yuvraj Singh’s Claim

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After Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir has spoken out about the issues relating to pitches favouring the spinners in recent years. Ace Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was harshly criticised for his Tweet in which he cited the incompetency of the pitches being used in the Chepauk and Ahemdabad’s stadium for on-going India vs England Test series. Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel propelled brilliantly in the aforementioned spinner’s favouring pitch.

IND vs ENG: Yuvraj Singh’s controversial Tweet

Yuvraj had tweeted: “Finished in 2 days Not sure if that’s good for test cricket! If @anilkumble1074 and @harbhajan_singh bowled on these kinds of wickets they would be sitting on a thousand and 800.”

IND vs ENG: Gautam Gambhir backs Yuvraj’s point

Yuvraj’s tweet didn’t settle well with plenty of Indian supporters as he was seen taking away all the credits from the ‘Men in Blue’ spinners. He was thrashed for his vague comments. However, legendary Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has now backed his former Indian counterpart over the comments he made.

“Yes, wickets are different today but DRS today plays a huge role. Had there been DRS when Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh was bowling, Kumble would have gone to 1000 wickets and Harbhajan would have got around 700 wickets because DRS plays a massive role especially in India where there are a lot of inside edges, or bat pads and stuff,” Gambhir said on the ‘Runorder’ show on ESPNCricinfo when asked if he agrees with Yuvraj’s tweet.

“From that point of view, I do agree with Yuvraj Singh, but from the point of view that had they played on these kinds of pitches, probably not. Because see, wickets have been the same for everyone. Ashwin doesn’t ask for these kinds of wickets, it’s the team management that asks for it. And when you prepare such wickets, Ashwin is under more pressure to deliver,” added Gambhir.

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