Former cricketers did not play on these pitches…don’t worry about outsiders speaking: Indian captain Rohit Sharma on ‘Cricket Pandits’

India was expected to sweep Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after winning the first two games. The visitors, however, made a strong comeback in the third Test, outplaying the hosts in the Indore Test by chasing a mere 76-run target in the final innings.

Australian side have bounced back well in the third Test match against India. Indian cricket team had no answers to the questions Australian bowlers and batters asked in the game in Indore. After this loss, the series is now at 2-1 and the final game will be an important one.


On the first day, India’s first innings lasted just over a session before being dismissed for 109 runs. Despite taking an early lead, Australia lost four wickets by the end of Day 1. They lost their final six wickets in just 22.3 overs on the second morning, and India were reduced to 163 at the end of Day 2.

In the midst of the growing criticism, India skipper Rohit was asked to assess the Indore pitch after another three-day Test match, and he responded in a blistering manner, claiming that none of those former cricketers had ever played on pitches like this. He went on to say that the Indian team made a collective decision to play on such surfaces despite knowing the challenges, and that if the team did not produce results, there would be an introspection.

“Former cricketers did not play on pitches like this. So I don’t know. Like I said, this is the kind of pitch we wanted to play in and this is our strength. When you play in home, you want to play to your strength and not worry about what people outside are speaking about. And had we not gotten results, we would have thought otherwise,” he said.