<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Mahendra Singh Dhoni defends his demand for turners" src="https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121115085753.jpg" title="Mahendra Singh Dhoni defends his demand for turners" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> A turning wicket will rule out the impact of the toss, says Indian skipper MS Dhoni AFP</p> </div> </div> <strong>Mumbai: Nov 22, 2012</strong><br /> <br /> Unfazed by criticism over his demand for turners in the four-Test series against England, India skipper <a href="/tags/M-S-Dhoni/post" target="_blank">Mahendra Singh Dhoni</a> on Thursday clarified that he had asked for tracks that turn from the very first day only because he wanted to keep the toss out of the equation.<br /> <br /> "How should it be then? I was just trying to take the toss out of the equation...I was doing the good part," said Dhoni on the eve of the India-England second start here.<br /> <br /> "Different people have different opinions. People talk about different challenges. You have seen the ball swinging in <a href="/tags/New-Zealand/post" target="_blank">New Zealand </a>and<a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank"> England</a> and bouncing in <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia</a>. South Africa has different kind of wickets. May be that's the reason they don't want the ball to turn," he added.<br /> <br /> Dhoni, after winning the first Test against England at <a href="/tags/Ahmedabad/post" target="_blank">Ahmedabad</a>, expressed his displeasure at the<a href="/tags/Motera/post" target="_blank"> Motera </a>wicket and said that "We wanted the curators to prepare the pitches that will turn from day one."<br /> <br /> The captain, however, said that the Wankhede Stadium track, which is prepared for the second Test, would offer some more bounce and help the fast bowlers from both sides.<br /> <br /> "It looks good. As is always the case I would like to review decision delaying it after five days. It does not turn I can come and criticise once again, but it looks like a good wicket to start with.<br /> <br /> "This time of the year the climate is generally cooler, but it's still hot out here. It is humid. The fast bowlers will get a bit of swing and as the game progresses, the wicket may become dry. If the ball is maintained well, the fast bowlers may get to reverse it," said Dhoni.<br /> <br /> "This wicket has bounce as compared to the other wickets (In India). Their (pace bowlers) roles will be crucial."<br /> <br /> Dhoni said in Ahmedabad Test the fast bowling duo of <a href="/tags/Zaheer-Khan/post" target="_blank">Zaheer Khan</a> and <a href="/tags/Umesh-Yadav/post" target="_blank">Umesh Yadav</a>, who is set to miss the second match because of a sore back, played an important role.<br /> <br /> "At Motera it was the fast bowlers who gave the important breakthroughs after which we were able to put pressure," he said.