Australia ready to play in the right spirit: Clarke

Updated: 24 December 2011 15:51 IST

India and Australia are bitter rivals but captain Michael Clarke said on Saturday that players of both teams have always shared a close bond off the cricketing field.

Melbourne:

India and Australia are bitter rivals but captain Michael Clarke said on Saturday that players of both teams have always shared a close bond off the cricketing field.

India take on the hosts in Melbourne from Monday but Clarke said the on-field rivalry will not have any impact on the friendship between the two teams once the match is over. "The relationship between Indian players and Australian players have been very great off the field, though very competitive on the field," he said. "There are lines you can't cross and no player from Australia would do that."

Clarke said that his team was ready to behave in the true spirit of the game and that he did not see the level of competition getting the best of any of his players. "Of course, there are punishments from ICC and Cricket Australia. I just believe (if)we play our best and we can beat India, no doubt.


Topics : Cricket India Australia Adam Gilchrist Ishant Sharma Michael Clarke Shaun Marsh India in Australia, 2011-12
Related Articles
MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings Reunion Hinges On This
MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings Reunion Hinges On This
Think You Can Baffle Sachin Tendulkar By Speaking In Tamil? No Way
Think You Can Baffle Sachin Tendulkar By Speaking In Tamil? No Way
Why No Muslims In Indian Cricket Team, Asks Sacked Officer Sanjiv Bhatt. Harbhajan Singh Responds
Why No Muslims In Indian Cricket Team, Asks Sacked Officer Sanjiv Bhatt. Harbhajan Singh Responds
Show Comments
Advertisement