India vice-captain Ajinjya Rahane described the Wanderers pitch as challenging, but not dangerous after the third day’s play called off early following the Dean Elgar incident.
“We didn’t ask them to prepare this wicket. They prepared it,” said Rahane at the press conference after play.
Rahane added that the team wanted to carry on with the game, and push for a win. “The wicket was similar for both teams. It was completely same for everyone. Our approach is that we want to play and we want to win this Test match,” Rahane said.
“We want to play on this. Rest is with umpires and match referee,” he added.
On the dangerous of batting on the surface for South Africans, Rahane reverted, “What about them bowling short balls to our bowlers. When Ishant, Bhuvi, Bumrah were batting, everyone was bowling bouncers. I don’t think it is a dangerous wicket.”
--By A Cricket Correspondent