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’Australia to be aggressive despite punishment’

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Jan 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Sydney, January 21: Australian wicketkeeper–batsman Brad Haddin said on Wednesday his team is willing to continue playing aggressive cricket despite criticism from several quarters.

Australia’s rough and tough approach evoked outrage after David Warner was involved in an altercation with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma in a One–Day Intertiol match on Sunday.

Warner was later fined 50 percent of his match fee for the altercation.

This follows a series of ugly incidents during the India–Australia Test series where several players of both teams engaged in verbal battles.

“Every Australian team I’ve played in respects the game of cricket and respects the opposition. We’re pretty comfortable with the way we’re playing,” Haddin was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo on Wednesday.

Haddin insisted they wanted to play competitive cricket and if found guilty of misbehaviour the umpires were there to handle the situation.

“We have a clear message of where it’s all at, we know the brand of cricket we want to play and Davey’s no different to all of us. We’re out there to compete.

The umpires are there to do their job and they’ll adjudicate on anything they see that’s unfit and not in the spirit of the game,” added Haddin. IANS

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