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Warne, McGrath's rants don't matter to India: Ojha

December 23, 2011 - Melbourne

The Indian team is well aware of Australia's mind games and are not affected by what former Australian players have to say about the visitors.

India is already holding meetings designed to deal with Baggy Green trademark aggression, which is the brainchild of Duncan Fletcher who plotted Australia's 2005 Ashes downfall.

"What Shane Warne and Glen McGrath have said doesn't matter to us. It is their point-of-view. The best possible thing for us is that we are all bowling well and prepared for the series. Once we start playing, we will show them how good we are," said left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha.

"We believe in our strengths. They (Warne and McGrath) have all the right to say whatever they want to, it doesn't matter to us," the left-armer said after the second warm-up tie.

"One of the first points made in a team meeting was that they would try and come at you. You would have to be mentally strong and be calm and show with bat or ball," he said.

McGrath and Warne have started the mind games on India and both were critical of the visitors' young bowling-attack that includes R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha, Vinay Kumar and Abhimanyu Mithun.


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