Former India player Pragyan Ojha has said that every team tries to play to their strengths at home as well. India is currently taking on Australia in the final Test of the four-match Border-Gavaskar series. While speaking to Hindustan Times, Ojha said the beauty of Test cricket lies in home and away conditions, sharing that it is a test of your mental and physical strength as well.
“What is the definition of Test cricket? It is a test of your skill, and your mental and physical strength. The beauty of home and away series is that when you go to somebody’s home, you face a different challenge which you have not faced. When we go to SENA countries the challenges are different, similarly for those teams when they come to India. In SENA countries, the wickets are slightly greener, there is some lateral movement,” said Ojha.
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“In Australia there is a little bit of bounce. In the subcontinent, the track helps the spinners. So calling India desperate in that aspect, I wouldn’t agree to it because everyone has the option of playing to their strength,” Pragyan Ojha further added.
The veteran has also said producing spin-friendly tracks helps in making the game more exciting as well. Meanwhile, Australia beat India by 9 wickets in Indore within two and a half days as well.
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“It’s just a strategy and it helps in making the game more exciting. I really like the way Rohit Sharma said, when you play a full five-day Test match, there is a lot of people have said that the wickets were not good in other countries and it was not giving any result, so when you get result and see some excitement in the game, that is what you are here for,” concluded Pragyan Ojha.