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Defiant Dhoni sticks to spin pitch demand

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Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 12:42 [IST]
 
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Kolkata, Dec 4: India captain MS Dhoni is adamant on his demand for a turning track in Kolkata for the third Test against England.

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Speaking to reporters on the even of the Test on Tuesday, Dhoni insisted that it was important for subcontinent teams to play to their strength, which is spin.

"When it comes to the subcontinents, it's about the spinners who play a crucial role. Whatever the result maybe we should stick to those kind of wickets which is our speciality," Dhoni said in his pre-match press conference.

Dhoni's demand did for turner at Eden Gardens had not gone done well with curator Prabir Mukherjee.

Dhoni sticks to spin pitch demand

"We will stick to the turning tracks. That's what our strength is. That's what home advantage means," Dhoni added.
The wicketkeeper-batsman said despite the defeat on a spin track in Mumbai, he doesn't mind having one more such pitch.

"As I said when you come to India, you want to play on the turning tracks. Irrespective of the results - we lost the last game - we want to play on a wicket that suits the sub-continent conditions. That's what it is."

The four-match series is tied 1-1. India won first Test in Ahmedabad by 9 wickets while England bounced back with a 10-wicket victory in Mumbai

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Story first published:  Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 15:23 [IST]
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