Australia Test team captain Tim Paine has apologized for his behavior on the field during the drawn Sydney Test against India. He said that his captaincy was not good and he came ‘foolish like’ by sneaking up on Ravichandran Ashwin. Penn faced criticism when he snapped up Ashwin, who along with injured Hanuma Vihari, was trying to save India from defeat.
… when Penn told Ashwin, look it finally felt like I’m stupid
The Indian team managed to draw the match chasing a target of 407 runs. The Australian captain said that he lost his attention several times during the match, he was angry and also excited. Penn was not supposed to come for the online press conference but he reached for it and said, ‘I talked to him (Ashwin) immediately after the match yesterday, I told him, look it finally felt like I am stupid, did I do that? did not do? You open your mouth and then you catch a catch.
Penn said he decided to talk to the media because he had to clarify some of yesterday’s talk. “I am proud of my way of leading this team, so I want to apologize for what happened yesterday.”
Penn missed three catches
Penn missed three catches, including one caught by Hanuma Vihari after a debate with Ashwin. The wicketkeeper batsman admitted that the pressure of the match dominated him and this affected his mood. Penn said, “My captaincy was not good, I let the pressure of the match dominate, it dominated me and it affected my mood and it affected my performance.”
He said, ‘Yesterday I did not meet my expectations and the level of our team.’ According to Pen, his behavior on Monday was not an image of the way he wants to lead the Australian team. He said, ‘So I want to apologize for the mistakes made yesterday. Certainly it was not his image the way I want to lead this team. ‘
Apologized to umpire too
Penn was also fined 15 percent of the match fee on Sunday for opposing the umpire’s decision. Penn also apologized for his treatment of umpires. He said, ‘I am very disappointed about the way he dealt with it. The way I spoke to the umpires at the beginning of the second day is also unacceptable. ‘
‘I also apologize to my fans’
Penn also admitted that he did not meet the expectations of playing the game at his own level and according to certain moral values. “I once again want to apologize to my fans and people who heard some of the things I said yesterday, it was not right, especially from the team captain’s mouth,” said Penn, who used the abusive speech during an argument with Ashwin.