Ian Chappell, one of Australia’s greatest batsmen, has advised captain Tim Paine to keep quiet and do his job (playing cricket). During the third Test match of the series played in Sydney against India, Tim Paine was fined 15 per cent of match fees due to his involvement with the umpire. He was also seen sledding alongside Ravichandran Ashwin.
Tim Paine also missed three crucial catches in the final day’s play of the match, which cost Australia somewhat. The Sydney Test was a draw after which the 4-match series is currently 1–1.
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Former Australian captain Ian Chappell told ‘World Wide Sports’ that it would have been better if Tim Paine had stayed calm and not engaged in any cross-examination (sledding) with Ravichandran Ashwin. He said, ‘… but like all players, it is better for you to keep quiet and concentrate on work (on cricket). This was a great example of why you should do this. ‘
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Chappell said, ‘To get involved in whatever he was trying to do with Ashwin, I am sure there is a good reason to leave him (caught) on a few balls (to keep you quiet).’
This great Australian player also considers sledging to be an aspect of the game. He explained, ‘The work assigned to Penn is quite difficult. This is why they should concentrate on the game rather than interacting with the opposition player. Being a wicketkeeper is a difficult task. Then as a captain and a wicketkeeper, you don’t have to talk – you need to think. ‘
The fourth and final Test match of the series between India and Australia is to be played in Brisbane from Friday. Currently, the series is tied at 1-1 after 3 matches.
Tim Paine was seen sledding in the Sydney Test