Wasim Zafar once again brought his comedy to the screen with the fictional story of a conversation between English players before the fourth Test against India. Jaffer tweeted a photo of England captain Joe Root, identified by Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, Johnny Bairstow and support staff member Paul Collingwood, evaluating the group stitch. Jaffer wrote an account of England’s struggle against spin in the last two Tests, where the English were shocked to see another turnaround.
Both the pitch players and pundits used in the third Test in Ahmedabad came under intense scrutiny after the Test and India won by ten wickets.
Former England cricketers Michael Vaughan, Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook were outraged at the pitch for helping the spin, while India captains Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma blamed the lack of appeal to low-scoring batsmen in the third Test.
Neither team was able to cross the 150-run mark in Tests and England were bowled out for 112 and 61. India chased down a 49-run target with 145 runs. During the fourth Test, Kohli reacted strongly to the pitch critics, saying that the pitch talk initially received by Rabbi Chandran Ashwin was gone.
“I believe there is a lot of noise about the spinning track. The reason for our success as a team is that we do not realize the page we played on. We always tried to improve,” he added.