According to some reports the pitch in Guyana was the worst PR for Guyana since the Jonestown massacres.
People start lining up to drink the koolaid.
“Yes, it was a close match, but what a disgusting pitch”
“Low and filthy, the curator should be gunned down on an airplane.”
“Batsmen just didn’t get a fair go, it’s disgusting to think this was a test match pitch”.
You know, and other bollocks like that.
Fuck all that. The Guyana pitch was a proper test pitch, it was tough to get runs on, you had to earn everything, and even wickets didn’t always come easy.
Tailenders were the hardest to get out in this match, the Windies had a 50 run partnership for the tenth wicket in the third innings. That’s not a terrible pitch, that’s a tricky pitch.
Two teams with limited talent and questionable professionalism just slogged it out.
It wasn’t a heavy weight contest, it was two fat guys mud wrestling after a night on the piss.
It was a contest. On the last day of the test both teams could have won. It was low down and dirty right until Umar Akmal went out.
Both teams were scrappy, it was a test you try and survive as much as win.
It wasn’t always pretty, and there were few maximums or breath taking cover drives, but it had spirit this test.
And some of that has to go to this gutter crawling bastard of a pitch, who may look like an ugly bastard you wouldn’t wanna cross at midnight, but was actually the kind of salt of the earth kind of pitch that other pitches should try and emulate.
Test cricket should be hard, and not just on bowlers.
The ICC shouldn’t send any congressmen to check on this pitch, the bastard is tough, but fine.