Former England captain, Michael Vaughan has been amongst the news a lot in the recent weeks. He has been vocal, on Twitter, with his predictions and views of the cricket happening.
Recently, Michael Vaughan heavily slammed the pitch that was prepared for the second Test match in Chennai where England suffered a 317-run defeat as India level the series.
While a section of people, such as Vaughan, then joined by former Australian Mark Waugh, termed the pitch as ‘stinker’ and ‘unacceptable for Test levels’; Rohit Sharma has come out to point out that every team wants to take their home advantage and that is nothing different than what oppositions do when Team India tours them.
Every team plays to their strengths at home: Rohit Sharma
Ahead of the third Test in Ahmedabad, Rohit Sharma asked the media to banish the talks of the pitch; instead, focus on the players as both teams have the same pitch to play on. The 33-year-old opener says that the Indian tracks have been assisting spinners for ages – similar to how they assist pace in overseas conditions.
“The pitch is the same for both teams. So I don’t know why there’s so much talk about the pitch. People say that the pitch shouldn’t be a certain type of way, but they have been like this in India for years. Every team plays to their strengths at home, and similarly, we do what our team prefers in India,” Rohit Sharma said to the media on Sunday.
“This is what home or advantage means. Otherwise, remove home or away advantage. Tell ICC that there should be a rule which should be followed and the same kind of pitches should be made in India and away from India also.
“When we go abroad, the hosts also make it difficult. I don’t think there should be so much discussion about the pitches. Talk about the game, talk about the players. Pitches shouldn’t be discussed this much as both the teams play on the same pitch and whoever does better wins the match,” the centurion of the Chennai Test added.
Michael Vaughan quoted Rohit’s tweet saying “Totally agree …” on the Indian opener’s viewpoint on the home advantage.
The third Test, which is a pink-ball day-night contest, will suit the England bowlers better than the conditions in Chennai. Apart from the ongoing Test series, there is a spot in the final of the World Test Championship up for grabs for both the side, alongside the Australian team.
Totally agree … https://t.co/SR9uEZMFrN
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 21, 2021