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Hope Australia don't cross the line while sledging: Rohit

Wed, Mar 25, 2015, 02:15 PM
Sydney, March 25 , 2015: India's batting mainstay Rohit Sharma said on Wednesday that Australian cricketers might use sledging as a weapon during their high-voltage cricket World Cup semi-final match on Thursday but hoped they wouldn't cross the line of tolerance.

"It's part of the game, I guess. I just hope they don't cross the line. We all know as professional cricketers there are boundaries which we don't need to cross. Yeah, as long as it's within those boundaries, we're fine," Rohit said at a press conference.

There have been instances in the Test series Down Under where the Indians and Australians were involved in repeated on-field verbal confrontations.

Rohit Sharma was himself involved in an altercation with left-handed batsman David Warner during the series.

"It's good. We must have noticed this throughout the series when we played the Test matches against Australia. No team backed down. Both the teams were right in each other's face," he said.

Among India's current playing 11, eight were involved in the Champions Trophy triumph in 2013 and three were present in the 2011 World Cup victory. Rohit said the experience will help as they know how to win big games.

"We know how to play big games. We've been part of it even in Champions Trophy and also in 2011. We bring the best out of everyone during those big matches, so, yes, we look forward to this and hopefully it will be an exciting contest," the right-handed batsman said.

The 27-year-old added that, looking at the earlier matches, the wicket at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will surely aid spin which might help their spinners.
Agency: IANS

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