By CricketCountry Staff
Adelaide: Dec 21, 2012
Cricket Australia board member Harry Harinath has lashed out at India media for complaining about Australian pitches.
Harinath feels India have not lost three Tests due to doctored pitches, and instead should compete hard to win matches than complaining.
He was quoted in Sydney Morning Herald as saying,”The current Indian team is not a bad team. It's a good team, but for reasons unknown to me they're not performing. But there should be no complaints about the pitches. If you're an international standard player, you should be able to play on all sorts of pitches.”
Harinath’s rebut comes after Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra said that the Australian pitches are unlike traditional pitches Down Under. Nehra had said,” Earlier, Australian pitches used to have only bounce. When I toured in 2003-04, they were not so seaming.
"This time, from whatever I have seen on TV, the pitches are hard and are also offering seam movement. Their bowlers have done so well because the pitches have been helpful.''
The Australian official of Indian origin though feels every international team is entitled to prepare pitches according to home advantage. He feels even the Australian players have to play on spinning tracks when they tour India.
He said,”When our players go to India, they've got to play on what is available there. You can't have the same pitches all over the world; they change from place to place."