Mumbai: Unfazed by criticism over his demand for turners in the four-Test series against England, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni 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.
"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.
"Different people have different opinions. People talk about different challenges. You have seen the ball swinging in New Zealand and England and bouncing in Australia. South Africa has different kind of wickets. May be that's the reason they don't want the ball to turn," he added.