India vs Australia 2018: Former Australian skipper suggested the current team to play tough against India ahead of the four-match series and also told that nice guys don’t win. This statement did not go down well with journalist Gerard Whateley, who criticised him over the same. Clarke has now taken to social media and in a six-point rebut slammed the journalist for questioning his integrity, leadership, and role in ball tampering. Clarke bashed him for getting his facts wrong.

Here is Clarke’s six-point rebut.


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The former Aussie captain highlights how Australia he under his leadership the baggy green became the No 1 team in the world from being No 5.

Then in his next fact, he states how he played tough cricket in order to become the No 1 team in the world. He also highlights he played the game within the rules of ICC. He also says that his style of play has never been questioned in the past, sanctioned or fined other than an instance when he got stuck up for George Bailey who was being bullied by an opponent.

Next, he goes on to say that his recent interview with “Macquarie Radio” highlights how the current Aussie team should play against India in the upcoming series. He also highlights again that he stands by what he said when he mentioned the Australian team should play to win and not to be liked. It would be great if both happen, but even if only one happens that is alright. Then he lets the journalist know how he has been receiving messages from other journalists who respected him for what he said.

Finally, he calls the journalist a headline-chasing coward for involving him with ball-tampering as it happened three years after he left playing the game.