A couple of days ago, Michael Clarke, while singing the praises of Virat Kohli, said the India skipper had a lot of ‘Australian spirit in him’. You could effectively say the reverse holds true in the case of the former Australian captain who readily admits he can’t get enough of India, especially the warmth of its people and the spice of its cuisine.
In town to promote the show ‘Offbeat Australia’, which will be aired mid-September on Living Foodz, Clarke even sounded like the average staunch Indian cricket fan as he summarised India’s emphatic whitewash of Sri Lanka in the just-concluded Test series. While the facile manner in which Kohli’s men overpowered the hosts raised questions about the significance of the triumph considering Lanka’s current plight, Clarke wasn’t in the mood to deny India credit.
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“Any win away from home is a good win, whoever you play against,” Clarke told TOI on Friday (August 18). “It’s Test cricket, it doesn’t matter who you play, Test cricket is hard. So I think India deserve a lot of credit for winning 3-0 in Sri Lanka.”