Australian Test captain Tim Paine has been under a lot of scrutiny for his behaviour in the third test against India. Paine was involved in a verbal exchange with Ravichandran Ashwin and also used derogatory language towards umpire Paul Wilson.
The 36 year old was quick to apologize in a press conference and held himself responsible for his demeanor. Paine said, “I want to apologize for the way I went about things yesterday … my leadership wasn’t good enough, I let the pressure of the game get to me.”
Philosopher Dr. Simon Longstaff also had his say on Paine’s apology. Speaking to the Herald and The Age, Dr. Longstaff said, “Under these extraordinary circumstances you understand people can make a mistake then you see what is their response,”
“Do they take responsibility? Do they show evidence of remorse? Are they willing to work on this?”
The 4th Test of the Border-Gavaskar series is set to be played in Brisbane starting January 15.