Canberra: India coach Duncan Fletcher convened a team meeting on Tuesday, counseling players on ways to tackle physiological manipulation from the local media and the opposition -- which they are most likely to encounter in Australia over the next few months, it is reliably learnt.
"The seniors are obviously aware of these things, but Fletcher has been advising the junior guys on how to react to certain things that will be said on the field or in the media. He's a very wise man and has been up against Australia on numerous occasions.
They (the players) were keen on listening to his past experiences here," a member of India's coaching staff said on condition of anonymity. Fletcher is an old Australian enemy. The last time he was here as coach, England suffered their first Ashes whitewash in 87 years.