Mohali: Desperate to put an end to the controversy surrounding the suspension of four players including Vice-captain Shane Watson, Australia skipper Michael Clarke on Wednesday said he doesn't want to "look backwards" and focus on the third Test.
     
"That (the issue) happened in the past. We are looking forward and don't want to look backwards," Clarke said, adding that the "focus is on the Third Test."
     
Besides Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja will also be sitting out for Mohali Test in wake of the disciplinary action taken against them by the team management for not submitting an assignment. 
     
Clarke said that he had spoken to Watson when he landed in Sydney after leaving Chandigarh and expected the cricketer to be back for the fourth Test after his wife delivers their first child. "Hopefully, he can fly back," he said. 
     
Asked whether the team has put off-the-field controversies behind, Clarke answered, "Yeah, I think that has been a big part of our last two days as team preparation-wise (to focus on the match ahead), we trained really well.

(Agencies)

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