Bad timing, definition of: Writing a series of posts about how Indian pitches deliver terrible Test cricket rhythms a day before an Indian pitch offers a thriller that has a game go to the wire.
OK, but in my defense, I’m not alone (in wanting Indian pitches not to save all drama for Day 5). Here’s M.S. Dhoni:
“What I would like to see [in Tests in India], played out on fifth-day wicket [in Mumbai]; I want the pitches to turn from the very first day,” Dhoni said, expressing surprise at the ample turn and bounce offered on the final day. “It sets off a bit of panic in the opposition’s dressing room and, at the same time, you [India] are under pressure to perform as well. That what makes it interesting.”