Finch unhappy with recent remark by Clarke on Australian team
Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke hit the headlines a few weeks ago when he boldly made an accusation on the Australian cricket team that they are indeed scared to sledge Virat Kohli and Co. Clarke also gave a solid explanation behind his remark. Clarke said that Aussies wouldn’t dare to sledge Kohli and Co because they would want to secure IPL contracts.
“I feel that Australian cricket, and probably every other team over a little period, went the opposite and actually sucked up to India. They were too scared to sledge Kohli or the other Indian players because they had to play with them in April,” Clarke added in a statement.
Meanwhile, Australian ODI skipper Aaron Finch replied to accusation made by Clarke. Finch mentioned that they had a quality opponent and their style of play made to act so in the field and denied for such intentions on IPL contracts. Even players like Pat Cummins, Tim Paine dismissed the false accusation of Micheal Clarke.
“They were obviously not being nice to impress because they wanted an IPL contract. There is nothing about it. If you ask anyone playing on the field they will tell you that it was very very tough. It was played in right spirit but it was very tough. Not sure where it was coming from.”
“The team was going through a transition and there were a lot of players trying to find their way in international cricket and doing that against India. Talking as a batsman, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, you can’t hide against that kind of attack.”
“Micheal told we were being nice but people were just trying to find their own game, they were trying best way to play Test cricket. But everyone is entitle to their views, he might have seen something from the outside which we didn’t see from inside,” said Aaron Finch.