Aussies to welcome Sree with chin music

Sydney, Oct 4 (UNI) Maverick Indian seamer S Sreesanth might have to sharpen his batting skills alongside his bowling, as his Aussie counterpart Shaun Tait has warned him to brace himself to face the 'chin music' during Team India'a upcoming away series.

Though Tait admired Sreesanth's for ''having a dig'' at the Aussies during the second ODI in Kochi, but felt the Indian quicky's over aggression against Andrew Symonds, Matthew Hayden and Brad Haddin had landed him in serious problems as the Aussie pacers are eyeing to have a crack at him on the harder and faster home pitches during Team India's down under Test series in December.

''He's (Sreesanth) going to have a hard time in the future, especially coming over here to Australia. All the players have seen what he's done, he's going to have a hard time.

''We're going to have a crack at him, there's no doubt about that. If he can back it up with the ball, fair enough. But with the bat he didn't look that comfortable, so he's set himself up for some fire there,'' Tait was quoted by Australian media sa saying.

The 24-year-old tearaway Aussie pacer, who is presently nursing an injury, is of the view that Sreesanth's addrenaline gets over pumped up when it comes to playing against the World Champions.

''It seems like he's got a bit to say. It's hard to tell on TV but it seems he gets a bit excited when he plays Australia and gets a fair bit of competitiveness out of his body.

''But I think he got a bit carried away with that wicket of Symonds. There's got to be some respect there,'' he said.

Meanwhile, spin legend Shane Warne also suggested the young Kerala pacer to pick his targets when it comes to sledging against the Aussie batsmen. He, howver, opined that Sreesanth's aggression would add some spice to the coming series.


Story first published: Thursday, October 4, 2007, 13:06 [IST]
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