Rohit slams referees for double standards in rating pitches

Rohit Sharma, the Indian cricket team’s captain, has criticized the referees for their double standards in rating pitches. He believes that the pitches in recent matches have been unfairly rated, favoring the opposition team and putting his team at a disadvantage. According to Rohit, the referees should maintain consistency in their assessments and ensure a level playing field for all teams.

He argues that this inconsistency could have a significant impact on the outcome of matches and ultimately the overall standings. Rohit’s comments have sparked a debate among cricket fans and experts, with many supporting his viewpoint and calling for greater transparency in the pitch rating process.

He said “I honestly don’t mind playing on pitches like this. As long as everyone keeps their mouth shut in India and don’t talk too much about Indian pitches, honestly.”

This occured after when both the sides lost 23 wickets in a single day, which led to the shortest match ever played in the history of Test Cricket.

Moving further he said, “Honestly, I would like to see how the pitches are rated,” Rohit said. “I want to see that. Whatever… that chart, I would love to see it, how they rate the pitches, because Mumbai, Bangalore, Cape Town, Centurion, all different venues, overhead conditions are different. The pitches deteriorate quite fast when the sun is beating down that hard on the pitch.

“And in India as well, we know that the conditions in India will spin without a doubt, but obviously people don’t like it because it spins from day one. But that’s not the point. If the ball seams from ball one, that’s okay, right, for everyone? That’s not fair. The ball starts spinning from ball one, it should be okay, in my opinion.

“Otherwise, you stay neutral, and you start rating these kind of pitches also bad, because if you want the ball only to seam and not turn, in my opinion, that is absolutely wrong. So that’s my judgement, that’s my opinion on it. I’ll stick by it because I’ve seen enough of cricket now and I’ve seen enough of how these match referees and the ICC looks into these ratings. I have no issues in how they want to rate, but stay neutral to everything that you do.”