Gautam Gambhir, a former Indian cricketer, has been closely monitoring all Indian games for an extended period. He is known for his candid opinions about the players, both positive and negative. Recently, he shared a comical view on the Lucknow pitch.
India and New Zealand faced off in the second T20I at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. Spinners dominated the match, making it challenging for the batters to handle the turning ball. India won by 6 wickets, tying the series.
Former Indian player jokingly commented that if Quinton de Kock saw the Lucknow pitch, he may not show up for the Indian Premier League. Lucknow Super Giants had retained the seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman, Quinton de Kock, ahead of the 2023 IPL mini-auction.
Spinners dominated the surface in the second T20I at Lucknow, taking advantage of the wicket. All spinners had an economy rate of 6 or lower, demonstrating their control during the match.
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir humorously stated that Quinton de Kock might not play in the IPL if he saw the Lucknow pitch. Meanwhile, Mohammed Kaif, part of the Hindi commentary team, stated that Quinton de Kock will still play in the IPL, saying “No, no he will come to play.