Former Indian cricketer and 2011 World Cup Final hero Gautam Gambhir has put forth his views regarding the pitches in India. Not only pitches, Gambhir also feels that DRS is also a crucial factor in Ashwin reaching 400 Test wickets so quickly. Read more – Boy or Girl? Mayank Agarwal gets trolled by Jimmy Neesham on Instagram
Speaking on the Runorder show on ESPNcricinfo, Gambhir agreed with his former teammate Yuvraj Singh tweet, stating that Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh would've definitely got more wickets than they got during their career. Explaining his statement, Gambhir threw light on the fact that DRS also plays a massive role along with pitches.
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"Yes, wickets are different today but DRS today plays a huge role. Had there been DRS when Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh was bowling, Kumble would have gone to 1000 wickets and Harbhajan would have got around 700 wickets because DRS plays a massive role especially in India where there are lot of inside edges, or bat pads and stuff," Gambhir said.
Earlier, Yuvraj Singh had taken a dig at Ravichandran Ashwin, saying that he picked 400 Test wickets due to the pitch. Yuvraj had tweeted that Kumble and Harbhajan would've easily got 1000 and 800 wickets, respectively.
finished in 2 days Not sure if that’s good for test cricket !If @anilkumble1074 and @harbhajan_singh bowled on these kind of wickets they would be sitting on a thousand and 800 ?????However congratulations to ???????? @akshar2026 what a spell! congratulations @ashwinravi99 @ImIshant ????
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 25, 2021
This tweet created havoc among the fans and everyone criticized Yuvraj for his cryptic tweet. Ravichandran Ashwin, however, wasn't offended by Yuvraj's tweet and said that he has massive respect for him.