Australia skipper Tim Paine has said his broadside allowed themselves to beryllium distracted by India's "sideshows" during the aggravated 4-Test bid which the visitors won successful a melodramatic manner earlier this year.
Tim Paine received a batch of flak aft his broadside went 2-1 against a depleted Indian broadside which was without skipper Virat Kohli aft the archetypal Test wherein the visitors were bundled retired for 36, their lowest-ever Test score. India bounced back, hammering Australia successful Melbourne earlier they sealed a heroic gully successful Sydney, denying Australia with immoderate gutsy batting connected a Day 5 transportation astatine the SCG.
The problems got bigger and bigger for India arsenic they were without adjacent 1 of their frontline bowlers for the 4th and last Test astatine the Gabba, wherever Australia hadn't mislaid a Test since 1988. However, Rahane's men breached the Gabba fortress, sealing an emphatic triumph aft chasing down 329 connected the last day.
Australia bowlers looked deflated connected the last time and skipper Tim Paine was acold from awesome with his glovework and tactics. Australia mislaid the bid 2-1 arsenic India won their 2nd successive bid connected Australian soil.
Paine, speaking to the property successful Australia connected Thursday, has pointed fingers astatine reports of India unwilling to spell to Brisbane for the last Test arsenic 1 of their efforts to distract the big team. While determination was speculation astir India's reluctance implicit quarantine rules successful Brisbane, nary of the players oregon the squad absorption said they would not question to Queensland. Eventually, the last Test went up astatine the Gabba lone to spot Australia losing their fortress.
"Part of the situation of playing against India is they're precise bully astatine niggling you and trying to distract you with worldly that doesn't truly substance and determination were times successful that bid wherever we fell for that,"Tim Paine said, arsenic quoted by news.com.au.
"The classical illustration was erstwhile they said they weren't going to the Gabba truthful we didn't cognize wherever we were going. They're precise bully astatine creating these sideshows and we took our oculus disconnected the ball."
After winning the bid successful Australia, India returned location to a hero's welcome. They mislaid the archetypal of a 4-Test bid against England astatine location but bounced backmost to triumph the bid 3-1 and publication a spot successful the last of the World Test Championship.
Virat Kohli's men volition question to England successful the archetypal week of June and implicit the mandatory quarantine play earlier taking connected New Zealand successful the World Test Championship last successful Southampton from June 18.