Bishan Bedi terms Nagpur pitch 'disgraceful'

Kevin Pietersen

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi today blasted the Nagpur pitch calling it "disgraceful" and also called the Indian team's strategy as "myopic."

The legendary left-arm spinner, who has always been forthright in his opinions took to micro-blogging site twitter to criticise the 22-yard strip that saw England crawl to 199 for five after 97 overs.

"Another disgraceful pitch in Nagpur-Indns may've to pay fr myopic strtgy- Dhoni welcome dig own grave-why take Indn crkt along?BCCI silent?!," Bedi wrote on his twitter page.

Bedi feels that Indian team might have to pay for their shortsighted approach.

The veteran feels that it is fine that the current skipper has decided to "dig (his) own grave" but he shouldn't take "Indian cricket along" while the BCCI remains "silent".

Bedi also praised Mohinder Amarnath for coming out in the open and speaking on the Dhoni's captaincy controversy and Rahul Dravid for stating that the Indian players "lack technique and ability."

"Salute Jimmy Amarnath & Dravid fr their honest upright views on Indn crkt presently-truth must surface even in untruthful times.....!!!!!"

Nagpur is the most difficult wicket I have played on: Kevin Pietersen

England batsman Kevin Pietersen today said that the slow-paced pitch prepared for the fourth and final Test here is the toughest he has played on as far as scoring runs in concerned.

"It's toughest wicket I have played Test cricket on in terms of scoring runs. I don't have a clue what the pitch will do later. Its playing pretty similar to what it did at the start of the day," said Pietersen after the first day's play.

Pietersen, whose 73 in 198 minutes off 188 balls is the top score in the tourists' end-of-day first innings score of 199 for five, said his team was in a reasonably good position but the runs doesn't mean anything until the game is over.

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