IPL 5: Wankhede pitch not proper T20 wicket, says Harbhajan Singh

Updated: 30 April 2012 10:36 IST

Despite Mumbai Indians registering a five-wicket victory over Deccan Chargers in an IPL match, Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh was critical of the Wankhede Stadium pitch, saying that "it was not a proper Twenty20 wicket".

Mumbai:

Despite Mumbai Indians registering a five-wicket victory over Deccan Chargers in an IPL match, Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh was critical of the Wankhede Stadium pitch, saying that "it was not a proper Twenty20 wicket".

"A different wicket from what we have played at the Wankhede. Not good for T20 cricket. I came today and saw the pitch and said wow what to expect here, we never know what to expect from this track ever," Harbhajan said after the match.

"From next time, I think we have to ensure that we know what kind of wicket we are going to play," he added.

Asked about his side's performance, Harbhajan said, "We did not play any better than Deccan, both teams batted poorly. Of course, our bowlers did a superb job. Rohit batted well and Ambatu Rayudu was there to take us home."

Chargers captain Cameron White said the toss was crucial in such a wicket.

"It was an important toss but we did not play too well. Our bowlers tried their best but the total was too small," he said.

Asked about Steyn's fiery fast bowling spell of 2/10, White said, "He (Steyn) bowled fantastic and we made a match out of it. One thing you don't want to do is to have Steyn's overs remaining with the game finished."

Topics : Cricket Mumbai Indians Deccan Chargers Indian Premier League 2012 Harbhajan Singh
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