Former Australian captain Michael Clarke feels Australia displayed a negative approach during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which cost them. According to Clarke, the Aussies went down to an injury-ravaged India because they were scared to lose, and did not push hard enough for wins. Despite playing with a relatively inexperienced XI, India managed to defeat Australia by three wickets at the Gabba and clinch the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1.
Indian legend VVS Laxman is not too impressed with former Australian captain Michael Clarke’s claims that Australian cricketers ‘sucked up’ to India captain Virat Kohli and went soft on him as they wanted to protect their IPL contracts. Contradicting Clarke, Laxman stated that being nice does not guarantee any player a place in an IPL franchise, and that much more needs to be done to earn the big bucks.
Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has claimed that Australian players of recent times have refrained from sledging Indians, particularly skipper Virat Kohli, as they were mindful of their Indian Premier League (IPL) contracts.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has said that Mitchell Starc’s absence will be a big hole for the visitors to fill during the last two Tests against India. Starc has been ruled out of the rest of the Test series owing