The third match of the four-Test series being played between India and England will be played at Mottera Stadium in Ahmedabad from 24 February. Team India beat England by 317 runs in the second Test match. It was India’s biggest win against England in terms of runs. After the defeat of the English team, former captain Michael Vaughan had raised a lot of questions about the pitch and said that it was not a five-day Test match-worthy pitch. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma, who scored 161 runs on the same ground in Chennai, has come out in support of Chepauk’s pitch and said that every team has the right to take advantage of home conditions.
Speaking at the virtual press conference, Rohit Sharma said, ‘The pitch was the same for both teams, so I don’t know why this topic is raised again and again. Both teams played on the same pitch. People say that the pitch should be like this, not like this, but Indian pitches are prepared in this way for so many years. I do not think any change needs to be made. Every team takes advantage of their domestic situation. When we go to play in other countries, he does not think of us, so why should we think of anyone. We should make pitches as per our team’s choice. This means home advantage and the other team’s ground, otherwise it should be removed. Tell the ICC (International Cricket Council) to make a rule that pitches should be prepared everywhere.
Referring to foreign tours, Rohit said, ‘When we go abroad, our rivals also make difficult pitches for us. So I don’t think we should talk about pitches much. We should talk about the game and the players. I don’t think much about pitches. If you think more about it, the pitch will not change. Therefore, the focus should be on how to play on the given pitch and what kind of technique is needed on it.