Australians are scared to sledge Kohli or other Indian cricketers: Clarke
As aggression is natural in cricket, so is body language. This is the usual character of Australian cricket. The words of their mouths on the field are often fiery. However, when India is their opponent, Australia of this time becomes absolutely obligatory! No one outside, former Australian captain Michael Clarke comments that.
Clarke also explained the reason behind his observations. Indian Premier League (IPL) at the root of everything behind this. IPL contract is now a dream of cricketers around the world. Millions of dollars, worth of glitter, glamour, acquaintances, all play in this tournament in India. According to Clarke, this is the reality of the cricketing world.
Clarke said on Sky Sports Radio’s ‘Big Sports Breakfast’ that the to play in the IPL, Australia always shut their mouth against the Indians.
“Everyone knows how strong India is financially, whether it is in the international arena and domestic cricket with IPL. I think Australian cricket and possibly every other team have been obliged to India for a while. They are scared to sledge Kohli or other Indian cricketers, because they have to play IPL with the Indians in April,”
The Kolkata Knight Riders have named Australia’s best pacer Pat Cummins for the first time in the IPL auction last December for Rs 15 crore. Kings XI Punjab have taken another Australian star Glenn Maxwell for Rs 10 crore 75 lakhs.
Clarke himself played once in the IPL, though couldn’t do very well. The stylish batsman, who had led Australia to a World Cup victory in 2015, believes the Australians are far ahead of their innate character in the IPL.
“There is talk of all ten cricketers who are involved in the process of getting Australian cricketers to their IPL squad. That is why cricketers think, ‘I will not sledge Kohli. I want him to give me a chance at Royal Challengers Bangalore, then I can earn a million US dollars in a week,” Clarke said.
“This is the place where Australia has been through a short period of time, when our cricket became soft or not as strong as we used to look.”
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