Proteas spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has defended the conditions in Ahmedabad where India won the third Test against England inside two days.
When the match ended on Thursday, a total of 28 of the 30 wickets to have fallen throughout the contest belonged to the spinners.
England captain Joe Root claimed figures of 5/8 in India's first innings with his part-time tweakers as batsmen from both sides struggled to deal with the turn and bounce that was labelled as "excessive" by a large portion of the global cricket community in the aftermath.
This was not the greatest advertisement for five-day Test cricket and India, again, have received heat for the wickets they produce on home soil.
One man who defended the conditions, however, was Proteas wrist spinner Shamsi.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the world's number 2 bowler in T20 cricket said he had no issues with the state of the Ahmedabad wicket.
I see nothing wrong with India preparing a pitch like that— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) February 25, 2021
People might not like it but all countries try to use their home ground advantage so whats wrong with India trying to maximise their's?
If the wicket seams alot, nobody complains
If it spins alot, everyone complains ??
In a follow-up reply Tweet, Shamsi further emphasised his point.
When a batsman scores a 100 on a flat wicket nobody says The wicket was flat so its not a big deal— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) February 25, 2021
If a spinner takes a 5for on a turning pitch or a fast bowler on a green pitch then everyone says they were expected to take wickets so its no big deal
U still have to do your job https://t.co/oMDbfN44IY
The fourth and final Test, meanwhile, gets underway at the same venue on 4 March.
India lead the series 2-1.