Brain Lara's demand for fast pitches found support in the Indian pace duo of S Sreesanth and VRV Singh who, however, felt that it was no guaranty of a bowler's success.
"Lara wants fast pitches. It will be very good for us. I will be more than happy if we get green pitches. But green pitches are not cakewalk too, we have to keep the ball up and make them play as many balls as we can. Its hard work ahead for us," Sreesanth said.
"If the pitches were a little more helpful to fast bowling it would have been better. I enjoy bowling fast," VRV Singh said echoing his pace partner's views.
The two, apart from competing for a place in the side, are also engaged in a contest to grab Lara's wicket most number of time in the ongoing series. While Sreesanth and Munaf Patel have got him out once each, VRV is still waiting to get the prized scalp.
"Brian Lara is the key batsman in the West Indies squad. I am delighted that I got an LBW decision against him. However, I would like to get him out a couple of more times before the series finishes. The idea to take his wicket is to keep it simple and do the basics right," said Sreesanth.
"Lara's wicket is most crucial. The competition amongst us is good. I know that I can only play the next match only if I perform well. I am enjoying this, it's better to play in competitive cricket," VRV said about his desire to pick the Windies skipper's wicket.
From a bunch of young seamers trying to impress national selectors at the Challenger Trophy in Mohali to new ball partners for India in the West Indies, life has come full circle for Sreesanth and VRV.