Sydney, Oct 4 : Another Australian off-spinner and Jason Krejza's predecessor, Colin Miller, has claimed that his drinks were spiked and he had reported the matter to Cricket Australia's chief medical officer.
Miller said on Friday that he had reported a similar incident to Cricket Australia's chief medical officer Trefor James after he returned from the 2001 tour of India.
Miller said he "lost 12 hours of his life" after his drink was tampered with at a Melbourne hotel and immediately reported his experience, fearing a positive drug test. He believed the substance was GBH, the drug also known as liquid ecstasy.
"I know what Krejza is going through because it happened to me," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Miller, as saying.
"It wasn't like anything I had felt with alcohol, I rang [Cricket Australia medical officer] Trefor James straight away and said, 'My drinks has been spiked', because if I had been tested I could have been rubbed out for two years or something."
Miller, who claimed six wickets in one Test against India in the 2001 series, said Krejza was under tremendous pressure following the shoulder injury that has ruled Bryce McGain out of the rest of the series and the drink-spiking revelation.
However, he backed him to succeed on Indian pitches.
"He has had one bad day in his first bowl for Australia, who cares? He has been chucked in the deep end - 18 wickets in a first-class season isn't a massive year for a spinner, but I don't think Indian batsmen play off spin as well as they play leg spin," Miller said.