Tim Paine comes up with scathy admission for Team India's win in Brisbane
Tim Paine is the reigning skipper of Australia in the longest format. He was the captain of the side during the tour by India earlier this year for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which India retained 2-1 by beating the host in the final Test in Brisbane.
Team India fans still remain delighted with its win in the final Test against Australia in Brisbane earlier this year, allowing the visitor to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1. However, Australian skipper Tim Paine has a scathy admission regarding the winning side.
Paine has admitted that the Indians distracted the Aussies by their reluctance to play in Brisbane during the series. He feels that it apparently led to the host getting complacent and probably overconfident of getting the job done at The Gabba.
"Part of the challenge of playing against India is they're very good at niggling you and trying to distract you with stuff that doesn't really matter and there were times in that series where we fell for that. The classic example was when they said they weren't going to the Gabba, so we didn't know where we were going. They're very good at creating these sideshows and we took our eye off the ball," he said during the Chappell Foundation function at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday, reports news.com.au.
Team India expressed its apprehensions in travelling to Brisbane due to its rigid quarantine protocols. As the third Test in Sydney became a draw, India eventually decided to play it out in Brisbane, where it had never won before.
However, India chased down 328 on the final day, thus winning the Test by three wickets. Consequently, India became the first side after Viv Rachrds' Windies in 1988 to beat the host at The Gabba.
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