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Dale Steyn Took A Brutal Dig At Australian Cricket Team

Dale Steyn Took A Brutal Dig At Australian Cricket Team: The Indian cricket team kickstarted the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy on a blockbuster note by defeating Australia by mammoth innings and 132 runs in Nagpur. India outplayed Australia in both departments as the Pat Cummins side could only manage 177 and 91 in both their innings, while Rohit Sharma-led India piled up a staggering 400 on the same track.

Ahead of the opening Test match between India and Australia, the first look at the Nagpur pitch created quite a stir among the former players and experts, who made a lot of remarks criticizing the Nagpur pitch.

Before the series started, the discussion mostly revolved around the pitch, with several former players and media accusing India of “doctoring” the Nagpur track to produce a rank-turner. In fact, pictures of former Australia skipper Steve Smith and others assessing the pitch had gone viral on social media. The Australian players were mostly seen on their knees, trying to have a closer look at the pitch.

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Dale Steyn Took A Hilarious Dig

Reacting to the viral pictures, former South Africa quick Dale Steyn took a brutal swipe at Pat Cummins and Co. for the same. Although he didn’t take any names, his tweet was indirectly aimed at the Australian players examining the pitch.

“So quick question to you cricket people. How does one like to read a pitch? Are you a get down on your knees and almost sniff the pitch person or a general stand and observe from the pitch side? Lastly. Did it really help you?” the 39-year-old wrote in his tweet, taking a dig at the Australian side.

Check out the Tweet:

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Looking at the pitch, the Indian spinners Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin did have a good outing, however, it was their extraordinary performances rather than any extraordinary assistance from the surface.

Ravindra Jadeja had a dream comeback as he scalped five wickets in the first innings. Ashwin repeated the same in the second innings. Jadeja also stated it was his “stump-to-stump” tactic, which helped him run through the Australian batting line-up.