Captain Michael Clarke has told his players to avoid commenting on Indian players in media before the Test series, starting on February 22 in Chennai.
Cricket's hall-of-famers Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath were fond of marking their territory on the eve of a series by putting a target on an opposing player's head, but Clarke has warned his players against doing so, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
When asked why his side lacked the aggression of previous teams led by Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting, Clarke said it's no good us making statements or comments and not backing them up.
Clarke added he would prefer people saying less and doing more, adding to him it's not about what you say, it's about what you do, and their goal is to perform well on the field.
Clarke carries a massive reputation as Test cricket's No. 2-ranked batsman, but as he points out, he struggled in India in 2010 when he averaged 8.75.
The 89-Test veteran said to him reputation is irrelevant. (ANI)