The third Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Holkar Stadium in Indore ended inside three days as Australia defeated India by 9 wickets on Friday. It was the third consecutive Test match in this series to end inside three days. However, when Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was asked about matches getting over well within a span of five days, he had an interesting response.
The 35-year-old revealed for the first time that Test matches getting over within three days is not a unique trend in India as it has been in South Africa and Australia. He then went on to refer to the Test series in Pakistan and described the five-day matches as “boring”.
“What can I say about it, for a Test match to go on for five days guys have to play well. Games don’t go on for five days even outside India, yesterday the game in South Africa got over within three days and Australia also the first Test match,” Rohit said in the post-match conference.
“It is about skill, if the pitches are helping the bowlers then the batsmen have to try and test their skills. It is not about making sure that if we are playing on flat pitches and The results are not coming. Even in the three-match series in Pakistan, people said that Test matches are very boring, so we are making it interesting for you guys.
Australia’s win means they have now secured a place in the WTC final. India will now have to win the final Test match in Ahmedabad to set up the WTC final against Australia, failing which they will have to depend on the result of the matches between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.