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India have expressed their infuriation towards the practice pitches at the Gabba in Brisbane after opener Shikhar Dhawan and batsman Virat Kohli were both hurt just minutes before the start of the fourth day of the second Test.
Dhawan was hit on his right wrist and had to retire hurt before returning later in the day, while Kohli took his place at the crease despite sustaining a painful blow to his left forearm.
“[The] Indian team has been asking for the fresh net practice wickets several times for last two days, which have not been provided,” India’s official statement said. “Instead of that, they [curators] have asked [us] to practice on worn-out wickets, which have uneven bounce. Because of that, two of our batsmen got injured today morning. One of the two batsmen, Shikar Dhawan, had a right wrist injury. Because of that he was unable to bat in the morning.”