Raina slams Maharashtra’s defensive tactics
When a team sets the opposition a target of 765 in a maximum of 169 overs in order to attain the first-innings lead, the game is as good as killed once the chasing side doesn’t lose early wickets. Maharashtra’s weird tactics in their Ranji Trophy season opener against Uttar Pradesh in Pune have drawn the ire of opposition captain Suresh Raina, who minced no words in criticising Dermot Reeve, the former England allrounder and newly-appointed Maharashtra coach.
“They have a foreign coach and he needs to teach good things to youngsters,” Raina said after UP finished the penultimate day on 287…
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