India coach Anil Kumble today said there was no need for his team to curb its aggression despite the din over on-field behaviour in what is turning out to be an intensely-fought Test series against Australia.
"I don't want to curb any natural instinct of the players as long as they go out there and do what is expected of them. I don't think we need to read too much into the aggression. Every player has his own way of having a game face," Kumble said ahead of the third Test.
The big-ticket series is poised at 1-1, with everything to play for in the remaining two matches.
The spin legend patted his boys and said they responded well since he took over the reins.
"The way Umesh has bowled, given breakthroughs, credit to him for the maturity he's shown. Every time he bowled he looked like getting a fifer. Happy for Ashwin but also glad how (Ravindra) Jadeja came up the rankings." The historic Test is to be played in Mahendra Singh Dhoni's home ground and when asked about the former captain, Kumble said, "Without MS it might look different. I know he is playing for Jharkhand but I hope he can make it some day. I hope Ranchi people come to support us in what is a historic moment."