Michael Clarke

Australian captain Michael Clarke believes sledging is good for the game © Getty Images

Adelaide: Nov 21 2012

In a build up to the second Test between Australia and South Africa starting on Thursday at the Adelaide Oval, Australian captain Michael Clarke has spoken in favour of his team’s approach to the game and said that sledging will continue to be a crucial aspect of it.

Talking about sledging, Clarke said that it was very subjective. While some players excel when they get involved in a bit of banter, some are at their best when they say nothing and said that he personally felt that a little bit of banter is good for the game, as reported by news.com.au.

While he said that sledging should be accepted as a part of the game he also said that he and his men have a team ethos that says crossing the line is unacceptable and within that limit every player in the side should be given the freedom to play their natural game.