Canberra, Dec 21 : Australians love playing mind-games but the Indian cricket team would be ready for them in the upcoming Test series, said left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, insisting that the visitors would remain calm to handle tough situations.
“One of the first point 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 (your stuff) with bat or ball,” said Ojha at the end of a three-day practice match against Chairman's XI at Manuka Oval here today.
“I'm trying to be positive and especially on this kind of wicket which wasn't helping much on the first couple of days, I thought I bowled very well. That's what I felt.”
The left-arm spinner was all praise for coach Duncan Fletcher.
“He's a very experienced coach. He has got a lot of ideas. A couple of times he's spoken to me about a lot of different things which were not spoken by other coaches. He's got great idea about the game.”
Ojha also said that he has come over to Australia having been advised by the likes of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh to try and extract bounce from the surface.