New Delhi The last and fourth matches of the Test series will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera from Thursday. There is a lot of enthusiasm among the players and fans of both the teams about the match. Just a day before the match, Indian captain Virat Kohli has said that the white ball has greatly affected the defense of batsmen on spin-backed pitches.
The batsmen of the India and England team had failed to perform well in the third Test. However, India’s performance was better than England. Kohli told the media, “There is a need to be defensive on these pitches. Such is the pattern I have seen in Test cricket. You must have seen the highlights of many matches in which batsmen bat at risk even in difficult seasons.
This was due to limited overs cricket, which is impacting the test results. Its effect on batting is also being seen. He said, “I think it is very important to be defensive in this format. People think that we should make 300-350 runs as soon as possible. But it is a long season game and I don’t think anyone pays attention to it right now.” People are not focusing too much on defense. Probably because he is coming from other formats as well. “
The captain said, “It affects skill. It is very important to have talent on spin pitches. It is not necessary that you just play the sweep. You have to find the way. There is a need to be confident in defense and that is part of the game which is ignored nowadays Kohli appeared to disagree with team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and England batsman Jack Kravali, who said it was easier to play with a red ball than a pink ball.
Kohli said that there is not much difference between red ball and pink ball and there was poor batting in the third match. He said, “I don’t understand why there is so much focus on the cricket ball and the pitch. Why don’t we pay attention that the batsmen did not have the skills to bat on such a pitch. Both the teams He did not perform well with the bat in the third Test.
The captain said, “I will keep saying this even further, because I have been playing for a long time and I know what happens on the cricket field. It has nothing to do with the color and size of the ball. Chennai pitch though It was a little bit different where the speed was. “