We will never make excuses about pitch and conditions: Ravi Shastri | Cricket News
Staff India shortens follow recreation vs Essex because of warmth
There have been studies that Indian group administration just isn’t proud of pitch and outfield on the Essex county floor, the venue of their solely warm-up recreation that was curtailed to a few days owing to warmth wave in England.
However Shastri in his inimitable type mentioned his group does not make excuses.
“My philosophy may be very easy – (in) your nation, I do not ask questions. (In) my nation, you do not ask. I mentioned (to groundsmen) go away it, and do not take something off,” Shastri mentioned throughout a media convention.
“One factor, on this journey, you’ll by no means see this Indian group giving an excuse as concerning situations or the pitch. Our problem is to beat them. We take delight in performing wherever we go and we wish to be the most effective travelling aspect on the planet. The final individual to complain will likely be this Indian group (sic), so I wish to make clear this very clearly,” Shastri reiterated what has been a typical reply from the time he took over as head coach.
He additional dispelled any doubts about complaints concerning the pitch or the outfield, which may be very rugged and bears solely patches of grass.
“There was good grass on that (pitch). The groundsmen requested if we needed the grass to be taken off. I mentioned ‘completely not’. (It’s) your prerogative. You give (the wicket), we play, so once you come to my nation you’ll be able to by no means ask (about pitches).”
He mentioned that searing warmth was an element so far as ‘cricketing causes’ are involved, and the group needed higher preparation forward of the primary Take a look at beginning in Birmingham on August 1.
“The sport was lowered from 4 days to a few due to the logistics and the climate prevailing. We had a chance to follow three days in Birmingham, which is the Take a look at match venue.
“If we had performed 4 days right here we might have misplaced that at some point there due to journey. So simple as that as a result of the prerogative whether or not to play a two-day, three-day or four-day recreation lies fully with the travelling group,” Shastri defined.
Shastri mentioned the choice to shorten the sport was made throughout follow on Tuesday.
“It was determined yesterday (throughout follow). We had a chat (with Essex authorities) and as soon as they defined how they’d offered tickets and every thing. We had been fairly pleased to play even a two-day recreation and use that one further day for follow right here. However they mentioned tickets and all that, so we mentioned okay, ‘we are going to play a three-day recreation’.”
The essential concept was to have a session on the Edgbaston on Sunday.
“And journey on Saturday, to have the ability to follow on Sunday. The reason being to get to the Take a look at match venue as a result of it would not have served any function with an additional day right here. An additional day there’ll give us extra familiarity with the venue and the situations the place you might be enjoying the primary Take a look at,” he signed off.