Symonds introspects intetrnational career

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Darwin, Australia, Sep 4 (UNI) Troubled Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds will need to take a break from the game before he becomes mentally ready to play at the international level.

According to Symonds' agent Matt Fearon, the talented Queenslander is committed to staging a comeback to the national team but is pondering on his attitude and his future after being warned by Cricket Australia (CA).

''Andrew's going to take some time to reflect on what's happened,'' Fearon said. ''He's still committed to playing cricket at the highest level. How he goes about doing that and how it plays out I don't know. Whether it means India I don't know.'' Australian coach Tim Nielsen is not happy with Symonds' commitment and said captain Ricky Ponting and vice-captain Michael Clarke had given negative reports about the his attitude.

''They don't miss a thing and they are always early and presented as well as they possibly can,'' Nielsen said.

''When somebody hasn't got the information that they need or hasn't turned up on time it's usually due to the fact they're away from us and the group a little bit, mentally. That always raises concerns.'' Symonds has been dropped from the Australian squad after he skipped a cumpulsory team meting ahead of the first one-dayer against Bangladesh to go on a fishing trip.

According to reports, the sturdy all-rounder is still unhappy with the CA who failed to stand by him during the 'monkeygate' scandal during the home series against India earlier this year.


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