Michael Clarke is going to make sure neither he nor any of his players show any kind of indiscipline on the pitch in the coming Ashes series, well at least he has promised to do so. But, with Aussies, you never know.
Clarke was involved in an ugly spat with the fast bowler of England, James Anderson, in the Ashes series 2013-14. He had used the abusive language and it was heard clearly by the millions of viewers worldwide.
Clarke was criticized heavily for that and was even punished later on.
And, that was not the only instance of the Aussies sledging in that particular series.
In all the 5 test matches, the English guys had to cope with brutal verbal assault.
But, now, with the governing body of the game, the ICC, making it clear that abuses would not be tolerated at all, Clarke, on the eve of the Cardiff test, talked about the importance of the players staying behind the line as far as the sledging is concerned.
The New South Welshman was quoted as saying, “I think as professional players, it’s very important you have some respect for the opposition. Playing hard is not a bad thing, but, you must be fair in what you do.”