Very very difficult for the right-handers to score against him: Brad Hogg


India was up against New Zealand in the two-match Test series after whitewashing them in the three-match T20I series. In the first test against New Zealand that was held at the Green Park in Kanpur, the visitors somehow managed to draw the match despite losing nine wickets at the end of the final day of the game.

Considering yesterday's match, the former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has applauded the on-field umpires Nitin Menon and Virender Sharma for dealing with the lights during the last day of the match.

He claimed that the on-field umpires should have to check the lights after every over of the game and should have to discuss with the other one and the players. The lights should be considered from the first day of the match and it was a good call from the umpires to stop the match.

They kept communicating with the players all the time: Brad Hogg

Axar Patel

While speaking on his YouTube Channel. Brad Hogg claimed, "Umpires did a wonderful job dealing with bad light. They are Indian umpires, the way that they controlled themselves in the last hour of play was superb. They kept getting the meter out, kept communicating with the players all the time. They had full control of the situation." 

Still, India had the capability to bowl plenty of overs at the end of the day, but the bad light took away the win from the hands. The on-field umpires had a discussion with the players and declared that the game has ended before the time due to bad light.

However, India has almost won the battle against New Zealand as they took nine wickets and only one was away from their win. Besides, the former Australian spinner also lauded Axar Patel for bagging one more five-wicket haul to his name.

"Very very difficult for the right-handers to score against him. When he was bowling to the left-handers, I like the way he uses the footmarks created by all the right-arm pacers. All of them left different footmarks and Axar Patel bowled very accurately into those," Brad Hogg added.