<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="India-Pakistan ODI at Kolkata to be Prabir Mukherjee's last as curator" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130101145837.jpg" title="India-Pakistan ODI at Kolkata to be Prabir Mukherjee's last as curator" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> India will play Pakistan at Eden Gardens in the second One-Day international match of the series on January 3 © PTI</p> </div> <br /> <strong>Kolkata: Jan 1, 2012</strong><br /> <br /> The<a href="/tags/India/post" target="_blank"> India</a>-<a href="/tags/Pakistan/post" target="_blank">Pakistan</a> One-Day International in Kolkata on Thursday might be seen as<a href="/tags/Prabir-Mukherjee/post" target="_blank"> Prabir Mukherjee</a>'s last as Eden Gardens curator, but the 83-year-old said he would remain associated with the historical venue as long as he's alive.<br /> <br /> "No quitting... I'll be here as long as my health permits, and I'm alive," Mukherjee told PTI.<br /> <br /> Mukherjee had drawn a lot of flak after his differences with India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni irked Board supremo <a href="/tags/N-Srinivasan/post" target="_blank">N Srinivasan</a> who reportedly wanted the veteran curator to remove for not "falling in the line".<br /> <br /> But Mukherjee is now a relieved man as there is no diktat for home and away condition during a one-dayer and he's happy to prepare batting-friendly 22-yard.<br /> <br /> "In one-day, ICC has clearly laid out rules that wickets should have even bounce with no lateral movement and spin assistance."<br /> <br /> "It's a batsmen-oriented game. And we make the pitches in accordance with that," Mukherjee said even as there appeared a tinge of grass on the strip, which is likely to be mowed down before the match begins.<br /> <br /> Mukherjee said the team batting first would have an advantage.<br /> <br /> "They will get the fresh wicket and will be in a good position to put up a big score," Mukherjee said.<br /> <br /> Mukherjee further cautioned about the dew factor.<br /> <br /> "In these parts, the moment the sun sets dew start settling in. Anti-dew sprays would be used but still there would be a bit of dew."<br /> <br /> Going by behaviour, it appears a 250-plus wicket. India had posted 271, defeating <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England</a> by 95 runs, in the last ODI played here on October 25, 2011.<br /> <br /> Down 0-1 in the three match series against arch-rivals Pakistan, India must win the Eden one-dayer to keep their hopes alive.<br /> <br /> The third and final one-dayer will be held in New Delhi on January 6.