Ind vs Eng: MS Dhoni stays defiant, says 'turners' is the way to go for India
Despite facing criticism from all quarters for openly asking for rank turners, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today remained adamant about his demand for designer tracks.
"When it comes to the subcontinents, 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 cricket 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."