‘What a shambles of a place’ – Simon Doull fumes over uncleaned ‘Sky Stadium’ ahead of India-New Zealand T20I

 ‘What a shambles of a place’ – Simon Doull fumes over uncleaned ‘Sky Stadium’ ahead of India-New Zealand T20I

Simon Doull fumes over uncleaned ‘Sky Stadium’ ahead of India-New Zealand T20I (Image Source: Twitter)

With India set to take on New Zealand for a three-match T20I series starting on November 18, Friday, fans are hoping for a turnaround post the Men in Blue’s lachrymose end to the 20-20 World Cup 2022 campaign.

However, Simon Doull, the former Kiwi cricketer and commentator, took to Twitter to express his displeasure over poor maintenance at the Sky Stadium in Wellington, which will host the first T20I between the two heavyweights. 

Saying that he had to clean the seats for the overseas guests, Doull complained that the stadium was poorly managed and further claimed that it was embarrassing to welcome the guests in such a way. 

“⁦@Sportsfreakconz @martindevlinnz Another great reason to play here at @skystadium. I have just cleaned all the seats in our commentary area so our overseas guests can sit down. What a shambles of a place. Embarrassing. #welcometoNZ,” Doull wrote on his Twitter account. 

Hardik Pandya to change fortunes for India?

With Rohit Sharma rested for the series, the team will play under the leadership of India’s star allrounder Hardik Pandya, and it remains to see if the right-handed batter would change the fortunes of the Men in Blue. 

Ahead of the series, Pandya said that the Indian team would look to change things around and added that the roadmap for the 2024 edition of the 20-20 World Cup would begin from the current series, although the players will not be pressurized about the same. 

“The next 20-20 World Cup will be in two years if I’m not wrong so we have time. Till then, a lot of cricket will be played, a lot of people will have enough chances. The roadmap starts now but it’s quick (to make any comments). We’ll sit down and start having those conversations. Right now, it’s about letting the boys enjoy it, it’s a beautiful country to play cricket, we’ll talk about the future later,” Pandya was quoted as saying ahead of the first match on Friday. As things stand, India would hope to make the series count and come up with some stellar energy. Post the conclusion of the T20I series, the Indian team will take on the Black Caps in as many ODIs under Shikhar Dhawan’s captaincy.

Bethive Staff

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