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Why Australians didn’t sledge India this time? Virender Sehwag has this bizarre view

Virender Sehwag has said that Australian players were scared of next year’s mega IPL auctions and that was the reason why they did not sledge India in the recently concluded series.

india vs australia 2017 Updated: Oct 04, 2017 11:55 IST
Australia’s cricket team suffered a 1-4 loss in the recently concluded series against India, continuing tits poor run in overseas competition.
Australia’s cricket team suffered a 1-4 loss in the recently concluded series against India, continuing tits poor run in overseas competition.(PTI)

Former India opener Virender Sehwag said that Australian players are more concerned about bagging lucrative IPL deals during next year’s auction which prevented them from sledging their Indian counterparts during the recently concluded series that hosts won 4-1.

“They (Australian players) are scared because of the next year’s mega IPL auctions. If they had sledged the Indian players in the ODI series, then the Indian franchise owners might think before bidding high for the Australian players. This can also be a reason for them not to get involved in sledging with their Indian counterparts,” Sehwag told India TV.

Sehwag also observed that Australian team is overtly dependant on Steve Smith and David Warner, which has also put them under pressure.

“I think the Australian team was playing under pressure because they don’t have all the great players now. Their team was dependent on two or three players - David Warner, Steve Smith and Aaron Finch,” he said.