Sydney: Australian captain Tim Paine has apologized for his behavior on the pitch in Sydney’s draw against India. He said his captain was no good and looked “stupid” while sabotaging Ravichandran Ashwin.
Penn (Tim Paine) was criticized when he sided with Ashwin (Ravichandran Ashwin) who, along with injured Hanuma Vihari, was trying to save India from defeat. India managed to draw the match by pursuing the goal of 407 points.
Penn apologizes to Ashwin
Penn wasn’t supposed to come for the press conference online, but he grabbed her and said, ‘I spoke to him (Ashwin) immediately after the game yesterday, I told him, look, I finally felt like I was stupid, did I do this? did not do? You open your mouth and grab a hold.
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The Australian captain said he decided to speak to the media as he needed to clarify some things from yesterday. He said: “I’m proud of the way I lead this team so I want to apologize for the way things went yesterday.
Penn (Tim Paine) lost three catches, including the capture of Vihari which was abandoned after an argument with Ashwin (Ravichandran Ashwin).
The wicket-keeper batsman admitted that the pressure of the game had dominated him and it was affecting his mood.
Penn (Tim Paine) said: “My captaincy was not good, I let the pressure of the game dominate, it dominated me and it affected my mood and it affected my performance.”
He said: “Yesterday I did not live up to my expectations and the level of our team.”
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According to Penn (Tim Paine) his behavior on Monday was not a picture of how he wants to lead the Aussie team.
He said, “Therefore, I want to apologize for the mistakes made yesterday. It was definitely not a picture, as I want to lead this team.