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Proteas spinner defends Indian conditions: 'If the wicket seams a lot, nobody complains'

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Tabraiz Shamsi
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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.  

In a follow-up reply Tweet, Shamsi further emphasised his point.  

The fourth and final Test, meanwhile, gets underway at the same venue on 4 March. 

India lead the series 2-1. 

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