Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar praised Australia skipper Michael Clarke's decision to declare on 237/9 against India on Saturday and termed it "a bold decision."
With backs to the wall on the opening day of the second Test in Hyderabad on Saturday, Australia surprisingly chose to declare their first innings after losing nine wickets. Gavaskar however said it was a good decision from Clarke.
I feel it was a good ploy. It was a bold decision as he (Clarke) knew the last pair was not going to last. He took the Indians by surprise by choosing to declare on 237 and explore the option of grabbing a wicket in the three overs left on the day,” he said in the post-match analysis on NDTV.