On a wicket which spun from day one, India thrashed South Africa by 124 runs inside three days in the third Test at the VCA stadium at Nagpur last month, prompting the ICC to seek a report from BCCI regarding the 'poor' condition of the track.
     
Chappell virtually supported all those arguments put forward by the likes of Indian Team Director Shastri and captain Virat Kohli, who have pointed out that some Test matches on seaming pitches in Australia and South Africa have ended inside three days and hence there was nothing wrong with the Nagpur wicket.
     
"With controversy surrounding the surfaces prepared for Test matches in Nagpur and Adelaide, it's time to ask the question, is it the pitches or the performers who are responsible for Test matches being over in the blink of an eye?" Chappell wrote in a column.

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