India are scared of losing to us,' says Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc

Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has said that India were scared of losing the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy after their unexpected loss in Pune and that's why they started with verbal confrontations with the visitors. Starc was forced to fly back home with a foot stress fracture after the second Test in Bengaluru which the visitors lost by 75 runs.

"There's been a lot made of it before the series, there was so much hype before the series, and I think we've gone about the cricket as we have done for a long time now," said Starc."It's probably showed in how the guys have been playing their cricket, especially the way they batted [in Ranchi]. A couple of young guys performed outstandingly well, [like] Peter Handscomb. It shows who we are as a group and things have come hard, and it's almost a defensive mechanism for them that we won the first Test match, we're here for the challenge."

"They were scared of us, beating them in India the way they've been playing as well. So it was almost a defensive mechanism for them and obviously they come out in the second Test match, performed really well and got back into it," he added.

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