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    Published On : Thu, Nov 26th, 2015
    Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Turf wars: Another leg of the battle during Nagpur Test match was engaged on Twitter

    Nagpur Test match
    The third Test match between India and South Africa in Nagpur had a lot to be talked about. Some of the interesting one which had the twitter-bugs buzzing was Amla’s failure to score, Dale Steyn’s injury, and whether Ishant Sharma is Zlatan Ibrahimovic in disguise or not. However, the biggest buzz was around what the nature of the pitch would be.

    As soon as the match started, the hue and cry over the turning track too started abuzz. The battle for the third Test match between India and South Africa at VCA Stadium in Jamtha rapidly turned into a Twitter battle over the ‘diabolical or cursed’ pitch.

    Due to the courtesy of Ashwin and Jadeja, in reply to India’s 215, South Africa had slumped to a record low total of 79. This caused all hell to break loose on Twitter.

    Twitter-bugs started tweeting over yet another turning track and many cricketers and cricket fans tweeted their displeasure on Twitter. Cricket enthusiasts were up in arms about the track- “this isn’t fair!”, “this is not a balanced contest between the bat and bowl!”, “The pitch is hampering Test cricket!”, “the pitch is the reason for rising intolerance in the country!” was some of the outcry by the cricket fans.

    As ‘Tweeple’ are experts on everything, including cricket, they did have a word or two about the treacherous track. And just like any issue on Twitter, it soon became a tweet-off between two sides. Is it the #DemonNagpur track or is it just bad batting against spin bowling? It seems Michael Clarke and Michael Vaughn were of the same mind, but not without opposition. Many fans also didn’t take Vaughn and Clarke’s pitch rhetoric kindly. Even Herschelle Gibbs took a stance against Vaughn and Clarke’s sentiments.

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