Amidst the criticism of Australian players after a poor show in the second Test against India in Delhi, star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has backed his compatriots to succeed in the subcontinent. Maxwell feels that the Australian players have shown tremendous fight in ‘foreign’ conditions.
“I think they’ve shown a lot of fight. Barring that one session I thought they were outstanding. It’s bloody difficult over there – it’s not an easy place to play, it’s so foreign for us. But I feel like, apart from a couple of little moments, we’ve been in the fight, we’ve been matching India at different times, and they’ve shown a lot of fight,” he was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.
“It’s just sticking it out for a little bit longer and I’m sure that’ll be the message, to keep trying to stay up with India and take a hold of those key moments in the game. At the start of day three [in Delhi] I thought we were well ahead in the game, and to be ahead of India at any stage of a Test match over there is a sign we’re doing the right things, it’s just doing it for a little bit longer,” he added.