In sports, numbers are everything. In a high stake series like the one between Australia and India Down Under, numbers are bound to excite. But beware, not all numbers will help keep sanity, especially if one is an Indian fan.
Never too far from controversies, spin legend Shane Warne found himself at the centre of another one when he called pacer Mitchell Starc "soft" but had to offer an explanation after Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann took exception to the description.
His four Test hundreds out of five career tons have come while playing against the Australians and Indian opener Murali Vijay on Wednesay attributed his special liking for the Aussies to the inspiration he got from the great knocks of legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann praised his team for enduring a tough opening day of the second cricket Test at the Gabba on Wednesday but said he expects them to come up with a better showing against India tomorrow.
Australia's new Test captain Steve Smith is excited about the prospect of playing India on a lively Gabba pitch in the second cricket Test starting tomorrow and said he wants his team to drive the advantage to go up 2-0 in the four-match series.
Two years is a long time to spend in the international freezer, so paceman Ben Hilfenhaus is keen to stake his claim on the sun-baked pitches of the Middle East when Australia take on Pakistan in a test series next month.