Mohali: Australian captain Michael Clarke defended the team management's decision to suspend four players including vice-captain Shane Watson for the third Test stating that it's "not just about one incident" but also about "off-field stuff" which has been unacceptable.
"I want the public and the media to understand. Don't get me wrong, it's not just about one incident. Firstly, on this tour, our performances have been unacceptable and there has been some stuff off the field that has been unacceptable for the standards of an Australian cricket team," Clarke was quoted as saying by a cricket website.
"I know it is a tough day, a really tough day and it's a tough decision. But at the end of the day, if people are not hitting those standards there are going to be consequences," Clarke said.