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Warne urges Aussie spinners to be patient in India

Sydney, Oct 9 (UNI) Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne has urged the slow bowlers in the current Australian squad to be patient during the ongoing four-Test tour of India.

''As spinners over there, you have to accept you are going to go for a few more runs. You are going to go for a few more boundaries. Just be patient and accept they are going to play some good shots,'' Warne was quoted as saying by the 'Herald Sun'.

''The grounds are fast and they are little, but in your role, you can take a few of those crucial wickets. You may not dominate, but you can still play a huge role,'' he added.

The 39-year-old, who had suffered severe punishment at the hands of Indian batsmen during previous tours to the subcontinent, warned the present spinners in the Australian side against adopting an aggresive approach.

''Against some sides, you can come out and take your 5-60. But if you take your three, four, five wickets, it might cost you around about 1000 runs or more in India,'' he said.

The Aussies are facing a lack of experienced spinners and the injury to Bryce McGain has not helped matters. Their spinning options during the Indian tour - Cameron White and Jason Krejza - are making their Test debut in the first match in Bangalore.

Warne also denied reports of a possible comeback to the international stage.

''There are no thoughts in my head at this stage of making a comeback,'' he said. ''But in my life you can never say never.'' UNI XC AB RKM GC1608

Story first published: Thursday, October 9, 2008, 16:33 [IST]
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