India’s restricted overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Sunday defended the much-criticised Chepauk pitch used for the second Check in opposition to England, saying creating beneficial tracks for dwelling benefit shouldn’t be a brand new phenomena for a cricketing nation.
The Chepauk pitch got here beneath the scanner for the vicious flip it supplied from day one, with the likes of Michael Vaughan and Mark Waugh criticising the groundsmen for producing what they known as a “minefield”.
However Rohit disagreed.
“…The pitch is identical for each the groups, so I do not know why this matter is raised each time. Each the groups play on the identical pitch. Folks say pitches should not be like this or that however for years Indian pitches are made like this solely,” Rohit stated throughout a digital press convention forward of the third Check.
“I do not suppose there must be any modifications. Each workforce takes benefit of their dwelling circumstances.”
India hammered England by 317 runs to stage the collection 1-1.
“After we exit different international locations do not take into consideration us, so why ought to we take into consideration others. We must always make pitches in keeping with the desire of our workforce. That is what it means dwelling and away benefit, in any other case this ought to be taken out. Inform ICC to make a rule that pitches ought to be ready the identical in every single place.
“After we go outdoors our opponents too make our life troublesome. So I do not suppose we must always discuss a lot about pitches. We must always discuss in regards to the recreation, the gamers,” he added.
Rohit, who hit a stunning 161 within the second Check in Chennai, stated he hardly bothers about kind of pitches whereas batting.
“I do not suppose a lot about pithes. In case you suppose an excessive amount of about it, the pitch will not change. So the main focus ought to be on the way to play on the given pitch, what approach is required.”
“We have to put together our thoughts in keeping with the pitch,” he stated.
Rohit expects a Chepauk kind of wicket on the newly-built Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium right here in the course of the pink ball Check.
“I do not see something altering within the pitch from what we performed within the second Check. It is roughly going to be on the identical web page. It is going to be turning as nicely and we’re getting ready in keeping with that,” he stated.
The four-match Check collection between India and England is presently tied at 1-1. The third Check begins right here on Wednesday.