"More interesting than bowler bashing" - Sanjay Manjrekar in favor of New York-like pitches despite criticism from cricket world

Published - 13 Jun 2024, 10:04 PM

Sanjay Manjrekar
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Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has come out in favor of the pitch at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. He said that the surface at the T20 World 2024 venue is more interesting than bowler-bashing pitches in the T20 leagues. 

The Nassau County International Cricket Stadium was host to India's three games in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. India took on Ireland, Pakistan, and the United States of America at the venue and ended up winning all three games which paved the way for the qualification for the Super 8 stage of the tournament. 

Overall, in the games that took place at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, the pitch was one of the major talking points. The surface there at the venue offered great help for the fast bowlers as there were a lot of moments with the new as well as the old ball. 

The batters at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York found it quite difficult to get going. The reason behind that was the uneven bounce. Apart from that the pitch was also paced and every ball posed a different kind of challenge to the batter. 

Of all the teams that played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, none of them could go past the 140-run mark. India recorded the highest chase at the venue when they chased 110 runs against the United States of America on Wednesday (12th June). 

Sanjay Manjrekar while talking about the pitch at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York claimed that the matches at the tournament were fascinating. Writing in his column with the Hindustan Times, he explained: 

"I might not be the most accurate representation of T20 fans, or cricket fans in general, but I have found the matches so far quite fascinating and more interesting than the bowler bashing that goes on in most T20 leagues." 

This rare ability he possesses has got Pant to be India’s best batter on all three outings on this NY pitch - Sanjay Manjrekar praises Rishabh Pant for his batting in three games 

Sanjay Manjrekar also was in awe of Rishabh Pant's batting at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. He highlighted that the keeper-batter's sensational Test cricket ability made him his best batter on this pitch. He added: 

“I have huge respect for Pant. In a relatively short Test career, he may have already played three all-time great Indian innings. This rare ability he possesses has got Pant to be India’s best batter on all three outings on this NY pitch”.

Rishabh Pant is the leading run-getter for India in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. He also scored the most runs at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. He slammed a half-century in a warmup game and then followed it up with a 36-run knock against Ireland. He also scored 42 runs against Pakistan and 18 against the USA.

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