“Everybody knows how powerful India are as regards the financial part of the game, internationally or domestically with the IPL,” Clarke informed Big Sports Breakfast.
“I feel that Australian cricket and probably every other team over a little period were too scared to sledge Kohli or the other Indian players because they had to play with them in April,” the World Cup-winning Australian skipper stated, dropping a bombshell.
Clarke believes that a few of Australia’s ruthless on-field character obtained compromised as a result of the top-10 attracts on the IPL auctions gave an impression that they might by no means sledge Kohli.
“Name a list of ten players and they are bidding for these Australian players to get into their IPL team,” he stated.
“The gamers have been like: ‘I’m not going to sledge Kohli, I would like him to choose me for Bangalore so I could make my USD1 million for my six weeks’
“I feel like that’s where Australia went through that little phase where our cricket became a little bit softer or not as hard as we’re accustomed to seeing,” Clarke stated in regards to the time after the ball-tampering scandal when phrases like “Elite honesty” have been propagated.
India and Australia have all the time loved a fiery on-field chemistry with the 2 groups partaking in lots of verbal wars previously.