Playing tough cricket is in Australia’s blood: Clarke
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke urges Australia to play tough cricket against India if they want to win in the upcoming Test series.
For the first time in many years, despite playing at home, Australia aren’t still considered as favorites against India as they will be without their two key players David Warner and Steve Smith. But that can’t be any excuse for the men in yellow to not come hard against the no. 1 Test side India.
And Clarke believes playing tough cricket is part of Australian cricket culture and Tim Paine’s men have to follow it if they are to win anything.
Clarke told Fox Sports:
“Pay tough Australian cricket, because whether we like it or not, that is in our blood. If you try and walk away from it, yeah we might be the most liked team in the world, we’re not going to win s**t, we won’t win a game. All we can want to do is want to win.”
After the sandpaper scandal, Australia have suffered enormous hate from the cricket world and the former Aussie captain urges Australia to not care anymore about who likes them or who hates them.
“Australian cricket I think need to stop worrying about being liked and start worry about being respected,” he said.
The first Test will begin on November 6 at the Adelaide Oval.