Ian Healy came to the prominence when he called Indian pitches unfit for Test cricket. It seems that the Indian cricketers and the fans aren’t taking it subtly. He has been bashed left, right and center and the latest addition to this illustrious list was former Indian coach, John Wright.
The man who coached India for a while, producing a slew of future stars under his wings, issued a full-blown counterblast for his continental neighbour, underlining the pointers that should be kept in mind while making such a huge remark.
In an interaction called ‘SENQ Breakfast’, Healy said, “I think if they produce fair Indian wickets, that are good batting wickets, to start with, (that) probably spin and spin pretty consistently but spin a long way, late in the match … we (Australia) win. I’m worried about (Mitchell) Starc and (Nathan) Lyon in the first Test … if they’re unfair wickets which I’ve seen in the last series, where balls were jumping ridiculously and sliding down low from day one, I think India play those conditions better than us.”
Taking to Twitter, Wright cracked a solid response where Healy was shown his place. The New Zealand cricket coach stated, “Countries playing at home are entitled to produce pitches to suit their own team. That’s not unfair it’s what makes Test cricket great #INDvsAUS #ianhealy.” The first Test will be played at Nagpur on 9th of February that will be witnessing two giants going for each other’s throats in the most brutal fashion. There will be lots on the line considering the fate of the WTC final that somewhat teases an Indo-Australian final until now if India manages to produce a clean sweep against Australia and bag the series emphatically.