Even though Team India missed out on winning against New Zealand at Green Park Stadium. Despite this, the new head coach of the Indian cricket team, Rahul Dravid, is very happy. Rahul Dravid has given a reward of Rs 35,000 to the employees who have prepared the best pitch under the leadership of Shiv Kumar.
“We would like to make an official announcement,” the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) announced in the press box after the game. Rahul Dravid has personally given Rs 35,000 to our ground personnel.
During his time, Dravid was known for his fair playing spirit. The incentive money received by the groundmen was a symbol of the fact that the pitch had something for both bowlers and batsmen on day five of the match.
On this pitch, where batsmen like Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Tom Latham and Will Young, who showed excellent technique, scored runs, fast bowlers like Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson troubled India’s top order. The pitch also helped the Indian spinners.
Dravid lauded the spin bowlers for their dominance during the fifth day’s play even though the pitch did not help. He said, ‘Had there been a little bit of luck, the turn of the match would have turned towards us. I think the players worked really hard.
Dravid was surprised that the ball was getting very little turn from the pitch on the fifth day of the match and the ball was not moving unevenly. This prevented the ball from taking the edge of the bat and limited the role of the slips and the fielders standing around the batsman.
Dravid said, ‘The ball was coming slow with the bottom, maybe it didn’t have bounce and turn. On the fifth day the pitch cracks in Indian conditions but it was nothing like that.