Indian captain Virat Kohli said in response to frequent questions about the pitches for spinners in the country before the fourth and final Test (IND vs ENG) against England (India vs England Pitch Controversy) By strengthening the defense and play the match. India defeated England in the pink ball Test at Motera within two days and a few days before that they defeated the visiting team on the spinners’ friendly pitch in the second Test in Chennai.
Kohli referred to a defeat India suffered in New Zealand in which the team was battling on a fast bowler’s pitch. He said how the batsmen’s technique was criticized, not the pitch then. He said, ‘We lost in New Zealand on the third day in 36 overs. I am confident that no one here had written about the pitch. It was just how poorly India played in New Zealand.
Kohli said, “No pitch was criticized, how the pitch was behaving, how much the ball was moving, how much grass was there on the pitch, no one came to see it.” Kohli said that his team has been achieving success for some time only because of adapting to the circumstances rather than complaining about them. He said, “The reason for our success is that on whatever kind of pitch we have played, we have not complained about any pitch and we will continue to play this way.”
Kohli said, “We need to be honest with ourselves what is the reason behind repeating this thing and what is the purpose for those who continue to talk one-sided.” Now when the red ball will be fought, when asked if the pink ball made it difficult for the batsmen, Kohli replied in no, saying, ‘I don’t understand why a ball or a pitch, why focus on all these things Goes, why do we not notice that the batsmen did not have such skill that they could not play properly on the pitch. The batting performance of both teams was poor.
He said, ‘This was not due to a change in the color of the ball. It is round and weighs the same. So, I do not know what difference it suddenly makes. The pitch in Chennai was different. Motera’s pitch is generally more rapid and is due to the soil laid on the pitch. Kohli said, “I don’t think the red ball will make any difference.”
He was then asked if taking advantage of domestic conditions is good for the game keeping in mind audiences around the world, he said, ‘I would have liked it if you would have asked this question to England, New Zealand and Australia. This question is irrelevant to me at the moment. ‘ In another question, Kohli was asked what he thought when the Test match was over in two days, and he said, ‘We play to win. People should be happy about India’s victory. Not every test ends in two days. This only happens if the team plays poorly. We need to see things objectively. ‘
India defeated England by 10 wickets, taking a 2–1 lead in the series