Michael Vaughan was one of the fiercest critics of the pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium during the second Test between India and England. The 46-year-old lashed out at the slow and “poor” pitch of Chennai after Joe Root-led side was bundled out for just 134 runs in the first innings of the second Test match.
However, the former England skipper has now backed Rohit Sharma’s views on making full use of home conditions’ in the longest format of the game.
The India opener on Sunday played down the chatter over the Chennai pitch, saying there is no need to be critical about the pitches in Test cricket when teams across the world have used the home advantage in their favour over the years.
“Every team makes full use of their home advantage. When we go out, the same happens there as well, they don’t think about us. So, why should we think about anyone? What we like and what is our team’s preference, we should do that. This is what home or away advantage is all about,” the 33-year-old old said in a press conference ahead of the third Test against England at the newly-built Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Soon after the BCCI uploaded a clip of Rohit’s conference on its official Twitter handle, Vaughan commented, “Totally agree.”
Rohit Sharma was instrumental in India’s 317-run win in the second Test as he smashed 161 runs off 231 balls in the first innings to put the hosts in a commanding position. His innings was laced with 18 boundaries and two sixes.