Rohit Sharma is unconcerned about the ‘doctored pitch’ accusations levelled by Australian media ahead of the Nagpur Test.
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia hasn’t even begun, and accusations of ‘doctoring’ the Nagpur pitch, where the first Test will be played, have been levelled. According to some Australian journalists and former cricketers, India prepares the pitch differently in different segments. When India captain Rohit Sharma was asked about this during a press conference on Wednesday, he responded perfectly. On the eve of the first Test, Rohit told journalists in Nagpur that the focus should be on the game, not the pitch.
“Just concentrate on cricket, not the pitch. “After all, the 22 guys out there are all good players,” Rohit replied to the question.
In terms of the pitch, Rohit admitted that the surface will aid spinners. As a result, he emphasised the significance of rotating strike.
“It is critical to devise a strategy and find a solution. Everyone has a different approach. Some prefer to sweep, while others prefer to reverse or hit over the bowler. You must rotate your strikes and sometimes counterattack.
Speaking of the highly anticipated series, Rohit admitted that defeating Australia in the four-match Test assignment will be difficult, but India has done everything possible to prepare for a successful outcome.
“In the BGT, we have four solid test matches to play and would like to win the series. It will be a difficult series, and we must be prepared for it. Preparation is essential. You get results if you prepare well “he stated.