Rohit Sharma puts the pitch debate aside: the Indian opener has called for debates on performance, not throws.
At the end of his seventh century of testing, arguably the most difficult field, Indian opener Rohit Sharma does not want to rate his winning innings by citing him as “personally satisfactory”.
“I wouldn’t rate any moves or place one before the other,” he said. “Each shot is of a different kind [of] pressure and circumstances. All hits are important. Yes it was satisfying to bring the team to a decent total [in Chennai], so it’s satisfying personally, ”Sharma told reporters during an interaction at a virtual press conference.
When questioned on the pitch for the third day-night test in Ahmedabad, Sharma pointed out the “first days” but expected it to be like the second test at MA Chidambaram Stadium. While Ahmedabad last hosted a test match in 2012 and hosted its first after a complete stadium overhaul, the pitch is attracting a lot of interest among fans and experts alike.
“It’s still early. I don’t see anything changing. However, [the way] he [the pitch] played in the second test, it’s going to be similar. It will turn. We are preparing for it accordingly, see when the day will come. It’s been a while since international cricket has been played here, we’ll see how it goes, ”said Sharma.
Rohit Sharma puts aside pitch debate
It is not possible to get into a safe house that Chepauk’s pitch had become a talking point during the second test, especially after the ball started to spin from day 1. The discussion quickly turned into debates over the undue advantage being taken by local teams due to privileging locations.
Despite whispers about the rank turner, India scored almost 300 points in the second set, including half a century and a century of Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin respectively.
“I never understood why it was so debated. People keep talking about it, but the point is, that has been how pitches have been going in India for a long time. I think nothing should change. Everyone uses the house advantage. When we go out nobody thinks of us – so why should we think of others, ”Sharma added.
Sharma, who didn’t seem to want to mince words, continued to defend the ‘home advantage’ and urged everyone to debate the performance of the players and not the pitches for both teams to play. on the same ground.
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“We have to follow the preferences of our team. This is the meaning of the house advantage. Otherwise, take it away. The ICC should propose a uniform rule everywhere for the grounds. When we go abroad, people make life difficult for us. I don’t think we should debate the pitches at all.
“Debates can take place on the players, their performances, [and] how they hit or bowling, but don’t discuss the pitches. Both teams play on the same pitch and whoever plays better wins, ”said Sharma.