We should stick to playing on turners, says Dhoni

Updated: 04 December 2012 15:35 IST

Despite facing criticism from all quarters for openly asking for rank turners, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday remained adamant about his demand for designer tracks.

We should stick to playing on turners, says Dhoni
©

Kolkata:

Despite facing criticism from all quarters for openly asking for rank turners, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday remained adamant about his demand for designer tracks.

"When it comes to the subcontinent, it's about the spinners who play a crucial role. Whatever the result maybe we should stick to those kind of wickets which is our speciality," Dhoni said while addressing the media on the eve of India's third Test against England.

"We will stick to the turning tracks. That's what our strength is. That's what home advantage means," he reiterated.

"As I said when you come to India, you want to play on the turning tracks. Irrespective of the results - we lost the last game - we want to play on a wicket that suits the sub-continent conditions. That's what it is."

"It's a big part. The concept of playing around the world and the challenge attached with it goes down the drain. Sometimes we see that even five days are not enough to get a result. I feel the challenges are when you play on tracks that assist the spin. It does not matter if you lose a few games or win the series."

After their loss in Motera, England bounced back on turning wicket of Wankhede to thrash India by 10 wickets and level the series 1-1.

But Dhoni said it did not matter if they lose or win but sticking to the home conditions was important.

"It's about providing the different conditions where all the teams want to do well."

Topics : Cricket England in India 2012 MS Dhoni Yuvraj Singh Suresh Raina
Related Articles
Harbhajan Singh Says He Doesn't Get Same 'Privileges' As MS Dhoni In Selection Matters
Harbhajan Singh Says He Doesn't Get Same 'Privileges' As MS Dhoni In Selection Matters
BCCI Unhappy With Anil Kumble, Say Sources, Seeks Applications For Head Coach
BCCI Unhappy With Anil Kumble, Say Sources, Seeks Applications For Head Coach
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Team India, The Defending Champions, Arrive In England
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Team India, The Defending Champions, Arrive In England
Show Comments
Advertisement