Thursday, March 2, 2017

20 wickets in 52.4 overs leads MS Dhoni to pitch curator"s den

Kolkata: Former India captain MS Dhoni spoke to Eden Gardens curator Sujan Mukherjee about the excessive seam movement during their low-scoring encounter in which Jharkhand beat Saurashtra by 42 runs.

Sent into bat, Jharkhand collapsed for 125 in 27.3 overs but Dhoni’s men managed to dismiss Saurashtra for 83 in 25.1 overs to register their third successive victory. After the customary handshakes, Dhoni headed straight to Mukherjee’s dugout and engaged in an animated discussion that lasted about five minutes.

A former CAB joint-secretary, Mukherjee, who is now the curator of the wicket, said Dhoni observed that it was a seaming track on offer. But Mukherjee said that one should not read too much into their discussion.

“Yes he said the wicket seamed a lot but he never came to complain. Even I’m not happy with the wicket. I also felt the ball moved and swung a bit more,” said Mukherjee.

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