The former Indian batter Virender Sehwag criticised Australia for the Gabba pitch after the first Test against South Africa ended within two days.
During the second day, Australia claimed a six-wicket victory after 34 wickets fell in 142 overs, including 15 wickets on the first day and 19 wickets on the second day. South Africa were bowled out for 152 and 99 respectively.
In the second innings, Australia chased down 34 in 7.5 overs after being all out for 218 in their first innings.
The match will last 142 overs and not even last two days, and they have the audacity to lecture on the pitches that should be used. This incident would have been regarded as an end to test cricket, a ruination of test cricket, etc., if it had occurred in India. The Hypocrisy is mind-boggling,” Sehwag wrote on his Twitter handle.
Ricky Ponting and Mark Waugh, as well as former South African captain Dean Elgar, were also critical of the Gabba track.