Kumble plays down talk of unbeaten home season

Kumble plays down talk of unbeaten home season

Kumble plays down talk of unbeaten home season

It seems as though everyone involved with Australian cricket (and that includes the millions of supporters around the country) adopts a defeatist mentality when our cricketers travel to India, when we are away from our touted "fast and bouncy pitches" with "fast outfields" and limitless "home-grown support" (quotes verbatim from any day's play in the channel 9 commentary box), it all seems a bit too hard. Despite that, we won by an innings. "We are looking forward to it", he added.

"We've been impressed with way he plays spin bowling". "There will be some tough moments in the series, but I'm sure the squad is capable of coming up with solutions". India lost the Test match under controversial circumstances with umpires Steve Bucknor and Mark Benson being publically criticised by Indian players and the media for their poor decisions in the match.

India are now unbeaten for 19 Tests starting with the second Test in the series in Sri Lanka in 2015.

"I'm pleased with the way the spinners are going".

"When I went over to say something to him, he sort of said something in their language and I said "speak English" because, if you're going to say something for me to understand, theoretically I can not speak Hindi", Warner had said after the match but went on to lose 50 per cent of his match fee for his actions.

In due course, Smith, who has 17 hundreds in 50 Tests, also brought up his 30th first class ton in his 100th game.

"Of course [ they are aware]", Kumble said. "Things have changed. I'm really privileged that I've had a chance to work with this young lot over the last 10 months, to see them grow, understand and come up with solutions. You want the team to be self-sufficient and not look over their shoulder for advice".

The current crop of Indian players are known for not holding back when it comes to sledging, R Ashwin having a long "walk the talk" with James Anderson in Mumbai couple of months back being a prime example. He is a world class bowler and I can learn a lot from him. I don't think any two Test matches has had the same playing XI. If you look at our playing eleven it has not been the same (in every game) and that is the beauty of this team. Whoever has come into the side has contributed and those who have not made it to the playing eleven have also contributed. It takes a physical toll for starters, especially because Tests in India are nearly always back-to-back, which has shown in the injuries. He is a world-class spinner, the best at the moment in the world, there is a reason for it.

It was on the third day of the Test when Harbhajan had just reached his half-century when his altercation with Symonds occurred and the latter accused the Indian cricketer of racially abusing him by calling him a monkey. As Kumble said, they have kept finding solutions to all the situations that have come up.

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