DHARAMSHALA: Australia skipper Steve Smith Tuesday lauded the Indian team’s approach of aggression blended with caution as it helped him understand the “different tempos” of a Test match.
“They have played a pretty aggressive style of game at times and defensive at others and that’s something I have learned as well. You have to go with the flow at times in India,” Smith said at the end of the four-Test series, which India won 2-1.
“If you build pressure and get a wicket, things can happen pretty quickly. I learned a lot about the different tempos of the game and how to handle different situations.
They (India) hold and hold and wait for a little opening and once they get an opening then they go for the kill. I think that’s how they played this series,” he stated at the post match press conference.
Smith, who was seen using cuss words after Murali Vijay claimed a dropped catch during Australia’s second innings, seemed apologetic about his conduct at times during the tour.
“I have sort of been very intense in my own little bubble and at times I have let my emotions and actions just falter a little bit throughout this series and I apologise for that,” said Smith.