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'Wounded Aussies will strike back'

Shane Warne said there was no need for him to come out of retirement as he was sure that the wounded Australian team will strike back at India in the third cricket Test at Delhi.

cricket Updated: Oct 27, 2008 10:57 IST

Legendary spinner Shane Warne on Monday said there was no need for him to come out of retirement as he was sure that the wounded Australian team led by Ricky Ponting will strike back at India in the third cricket Test at Delhi.

Warne, who played his last Test in January 2007, said he was confident that Ponting and Co would make amends for their 320-run defeat in the second Test at Mohali to salvage pride in the four-Test Border-Gavaskar Trophy series.

"I think Australia will bounce back, I think that really hurt them, that last Test match, and I'm sure they'll fight back in the Aussie way," he said.

Warne said the turn around was possible if senior players like Ponting, Michael Clarke and Matthew Hayden would start getting more runs.

"Hopefully they win the toss and put some big runs on the board. I think it's been a fantastic series so far and I'm sure the Aussies will fight back. But as far as I'm concerned, I am very happily retired," he was quoted as saying by the AAP.