Kevin Pietersen insists he was not surprised by Tim Paine and Australia’s sledging in the course of the third Test in opposition to India and says extra will observe in the sequence decider in Brisbane.
He instructed Betway: ‘There’s at all times going to be confrontation in a giant sequence like Australia v India.
‘There have been confrontations in the previous, there will be confrontations in the final Test match of the sequence, and there will be confrontations when the groups meet once more in the long run.
‘It’s by no means ever going to alter, significantly when Australia are concerned. Australians play in a sure method.
‘They play really tough on the field and a big part of that is to sledge. It’s what they do.
‘Having played against Australia on numerous occasions, you have to accept that you’re going to get sledged – significantly Down Under, the place the temperatures are heat and you’re in a fiercely aggressive nation.
‘They’re determined to win, and they’ll do every little thing they will throughout the legal guidelines of the sport to win – though generally they’re pushing what’s and isn’t in the legal guidelines of the sport.
‘My personal view is that gamers can take sledging so far as they like with out getting private.
‘But whereas there’s clearly a debate as as to whether Tim Paine and Australia went too far on the fifth day at Sydney, this was at all times going to occur.
‘The idea that this Australia team is different to previous ones, that they won’t do every little thing they will on the sphere to achieve a bonus, is foolish.
‘I’m fortunate sufficient to have performed over 100 Test matches and I can let you know that the format assessments each aspect of not simply your recreation, however you as a person.
‘It assessments your psychological power, it assessments your relationships with team-mates and opponents, it assessments your will to enhance, and it assessments your behaviour whenever you win and whenever you lose.
‘If Tim Paine gets himself into another confrontation in the fourth Test, he will go again – regardless of what he says in between Test matches. It is in his and his team’s DNA, so it’s a must to take care of it.’
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