Gautam Gambhir Former Indian cricketer has been constantly following all Indian games for a long time now. He never shies away from giving honest opinions about the players.
Sometimes, he praises the players and he never hesitates to criticize the players as well. This time around, he gave a hilarious opinion on the Lucknow pitch.
The second T20I between India and New Zealand took place at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
The spinners dominated the game with relative ease as the batters found it literally tough to play against the turn. India defeated New Zealand by six wickets in Lucknow and levelled the series.
Meanwhile, the former Indian player jokingly said that if Quinton de Kock sees this pitch, then he might not come to play in the Indian Premier League.
Lucknow Super Giants retained the experienced wicketkeeper-batsman, Quinton de Kock ahead of the IPL 2023 mini-auction.
Gautam Gambhir Gives A Hilarious Opinion On Lucknow Pitch
The spinners literally dominated the surface as they extracted plenty of positives from the wicket during the second T20I in Lucknow.
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Each and every spinner’s economy rate was 6 or even less than that. This literally goes to show how spinners dictated terms during the passage of the play.
“If Quinton de Kock sees this pitch, (it is possible that) he might not come to play IPL,” the former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir hilariously commented on air.
On the other hand, Mohammed Kaif who was also part of the Hindi commentary panel gave his views as well. According to Kaif, Quinton de Kock will come to play IPL. “No, no he will come to play. He will come to play IPL,” he added.
Quinton de Kock has played a total of 92 games in the history of the cash-rich Indian Premier League. The experienced batter scored 2764 runs at an average of 32.1.
On the other hand, he has slammed two centuries and 19 fifties to his name. The Proteas international maintained a strike rate of 133.9, registering his personal best score of 140*.