Sports desk. India is to play the last match of the four-Test series against England at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad starting tomorrow. India currently holds a 2–1 lead over England. After losing the first match of the series, India easily won both the matches on the spinners’ assisted pitch in Chennai and then Ahmedabad. The third match was over in two days. Since this match, many world cricket players have been constantly criticizing the Indian pitches with the help of spinners. Now on this whole issue, Team India captain Virat Kohli has put his point.
A day before the start of the fourth Test against England, Kohli said on the growing controversy about the turning pitch, “We also lost the match in New Zealand last year within three days. At that time, anybody had anything about the pitch Did not say. Our strength is that we focus on ourselves and not on the pitch. We should be honest about this. ” Significantly, the third Test match played between India and England in Ahmedabad was over in just two days. This was seen after 50 years in a Test series between the two countries. Kohli further said, “I think a lot of talk is happening about the spin track.” Our media should try to show that spin tracks occur in India. I do not know why the pitch is being discussed instead of batting and bowling. The batsmen of both teams could not do much in the third Test match. Focus on the game is better than the pitch.
Before Virat, Ajinkya Rahane, vice-captain of the Test team, also said a day before that criticism of the helpful pitch of spinners in the country should not be taken seriously. He said on Tuesday that he has never spoken against bouncy pitches (helpful for fast bowlers) abroad and the England team should expect spinners to have a helpful wicket in the fourth Test in Ahmedabad. Rahane said in a slightly angry tone, let people say what people are saying. When we go on a foreign tour, nobody says anything about the fast bowlers’ helpful pitch. He then talks about the technique of Indian batsmen, so I don’t think it needs to be taken seriously. The Indian Test vice-captain said that you see, when we go on a foreign tour, there is a lot of moisture in the wicket on the first day. The ball bounces in an unusual way when there is grass on the pitch. In such a situation, the pitch becomes dangerous but we have never complained about it.