15 Sep 2008

Sehwag says India has moved on from acrimony

8:23 am on 15 September 2008

The Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has played down the prospects of further bad blood in the forthcoming series against Australia after a racism row marred the previous meeting between the two sides.

Sehwag says India will try to play tough cricket not through words but with the ball.

India threatened to pull out of its tour of Australia in January after spinner Harbhajan Singh was initially found guilty of racially abusing all-rounder Andrew Symonds in the acrimonious second test in Sydney.

A standoff between the teams was ended after the charge was downgraded on appeal to using abusive language and the bowler let off with a fine.

The issue has been revived after Symonds was omitted from the touring squad named yesterday for disciplinary reasons after missing a compulsory team meeting to go fishing.

The first test starts in Bangalore on October 9th.