Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson and Indian opener Aakash Chopra were engaged in the war of words on Twitter. The International Cricket Council match referee Ranjan Madugalle had rated the Perth Test pitch as average. However, Mitchell Johnson wasn’t impressed with the rating of the governing body.

Johnson said the pitch had offered a good contest between bat and ball. Thus, he was fine with the pitch and didn’t like the rating given by ICC. On the other hand, Aakash Chopra believed the Perth track was dangerous for the batsmen. It had inconsistent bounce as some balls were keeping low whereas some were taking off from the good length area.

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Aakash Chopra.

Johnson and Chopra take on each other.

Chopra said a ball from part-timer Hanuma Vihari had taken off which had dismissed a well-settled Marcus Harris.

Mitchell Johnson took to Twitter to share his displeasure at the rating of ICC. He wrote, “Nothing wrong with it. It was exciting to watch a contest between bat and ball for a change and not these dull flat tracks being served up constantly. I’d actually be interested in knowing what a good pitch is? Hope for another exciting test at the MCG”.

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Here is how the conversation between Aakash Chopra and Mitchell Johnson.

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