Chandigarh: Australian skipper Ricky Ponting took a swipe at the Indian cricket team, saying their trash talk and other field antics would not help them win matches.
"It seems as though their aggression is more directed at body language and staring and adding a few words," he told reporters here ahead of the fourth match of the one-day series on Monday.
"Aggressive cricket is being able to play aggressively when you are under pressure. When we are under pressure, we try and play the same kind of cricket, back ourselves and our skills.
"That is what positive, aggressive cricket is all about. What you say on the field doesn't count for anything. That doesn't win you games of cricket."
Ponting was apparently referring to the behaviour of Indian fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth during the series, which has been marred by heated verbal exchanges on the field and claims of trash talk off the field.
Sreesanth has had angry run-ins with Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds but has failed to dominate the Australians, who are leading the series 2-0. From three matches, he has picked eight wickets while giving away 180 runs.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has accused Ponting himself of using "harsh words", while Harbhajan Singh pointed fingers at the Aussies for being unsporting.
Indian batsman Robin Uthappa defended his team's conduct, saying: "Yes, we have been aggressive but we know where to draw the line and we respect the rules of the game too."