Sydney, Mar 12 (ANI): James Pattinson has admitted his sacking along with three other teammates for the third Test match against India in Mohali over disciplinary breach was the right decision.
Pattinson conceded there is no excuse for failing to invest in the team culture, revealing he had apologised to the playing group, the Herald Sun reports.
Pattinson, Shane Watson, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Johnson were suspended for one match on Monday for failing to take part in a peer review of Australia's performances, and the Victorian quick believes his actions were unacceptable.
Pattinson said it shows a lack of respect to the coach, the captain as well, and the rest of the team, adding he knows if he was in their position, as a team member, he would have been quite disappointed for being a bit selfish.
Pattinson added people talk about it as a harsh punishment but looking deeply into it you realise probably it's not, adding if you want to be part of the Australian cricket team you have to do everything right, and it's not acceptable.
The quick added he believes it's the right punishment, adding everyone in the group needs to understand that this is the length they need to go to to become successful as a team.
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He further said they had a training session on Monday and they apologised to the team about it, adding it does hurt, missing a Test match, and it's not only that, you let your team down as well.
A number of former Test stars have blasted the decisive action by captain Michael Clarke and coach Mickey Arthur, but Pattinson said times had changed on and off the field. (ANI)