Ind vs Eng Pink-ball Test:Everyone deserves home advantage’: Joe Root echoes Rohit Sharma’s sentiments-With just a day left for the historic Pink-ball Test at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, English captain Joe Root has made a big statement. The 30-year-old said that he agrees with what Rohit Sharma stated on Sunday. The right-handed batsman had stated that ‘everyone deserves home advantage’.
“Everyone deserves home advantage, I do believe that,” Root told ESPNCricinfo.
“Wherever you go in the world, it’s going to be difficult and I quite like that. It’s one of the intricacies of Test cricket and makes it such a beautiful game. You’re going to have to have a well-rounded squad of players. How different Tests in England, Australia and India can be, is what makes it very special,” he added.
“What makes touring the world so interesting is you have those different challenges and, if you want to be successful, you have to have an abundance of skills to manage wherever you go,” he opined.
But the England captain was not impressed with the second Test pitch in Chennai. Root, however, felt that the team deserved a win either.
“If we’re going to become the No. 1 side in the world, we’re going to have to manage that better,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Joe Root as saying.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma had said that the teams criticizing a team for using home advantage should come to an end.
“This is what home or advantage means. Otherwise, remove home or away advantage. Tell ICC that there should be a rule which should be followed and the same kind of pitches should be made in India and away from India also,” Rohit told the media on Sunday.
The historic pink-ball Test between India and England will be played at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad on Wednesday. The two teams are currently levelled at 1-1 in the four-match Test series.