Fiery Tait eager for fresh dust up


BANGALORE – Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait has said he hopes his dust-up with Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan is the stuff of things to come at the World Cup as he tries to get under the skin of batsmen. There was time during last Saturday’s Colombo washout for slingshot speedster Tait and the dashing Dilshan to exchange a few heated words. In the second over of the match, Dilshan edged Tait through the slip cordon for a first-ball boundary — something rarely appreciated by any fast bowler. “Things kicked off there for a bit,” said Tait, who had his revenge three balls later when he dismissed Dilshan.
“He’s a dangerous player so I thought I’d attack his mind and try and get under his skin a bit and vice-versa, he got under mine. “If you start off like that and there’s a few words exchanged it’s nice to get a wicket. It worked out well for me.” The 28-year-old Tait dropped out of international cricket in 2008 because of repeated injuries and has decided to concentrate on shorter formats in a bid to ensure he still has a professional career.