Veteran Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle has criticized international cricket being played on grounds with smaller dimensions like that of Auckland‘s Eden Park. Team India is currently touring New Zealand and has won the first two T20Is of the ongoing five-match series. Both the games were played at Eden Park. The first game saw massive runs being scored as batting first New Zealand scored 203 runs and India chased it down with six balls to spare.
Eden Park is one of the shortest grounds where international cricket is played. It has peculiar dimensions as Rugby is also played on the same ground when cricket is not being played. It has longer boundaries on both sides.
However, the straight boundaries are extremely short with boundaries being as short as 55 metres.
Harsha Bhogle Says International Cricket Should Not Be Played On Shorter Grounds:
Speaking to Cricbuzz after the 2nd T20I, Harsha said, “The batsmen in this era are physically quite strong. Moreover, the introduction of new technology in the bats have offered them the liberty to smack sixes for fun. He added the fact that the games should not be played on such tiny grounds. In a hilarious fashion, the Indian sports analyst recited that the teams can come to play on TV sets in the future if they can play on such small grounds.”