Mumbai: The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium for the current IPL edition came under the scanner again when Mumbai Indians wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik compared the conditions to a Test match after they slumped to a nine-wicket defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
"There was a lot in it initially. The ball was seaming around a lot. It was a little damp. It was a bit like a Test match. It was a question of survival in the first 4-5 overs," said Karthik, who top-scored for the hosts with a well-made 44 in 39 balls.
Before Karthik, Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh and Rohit Sharma had also questioned the tracks prepared here. Rohit had even went to the extent of comparing the track prepared for an earlier game to the bouncy Perth wicket in Australia.