However, he does have a fun side also and this is one of the reasons that a lot of the Indian players love having him in the squad.
Despite Australia's continuous batting failure in the ongoing five-match ODI series against India, opener David Warner on 23 September brushed aside speculations that the tourists are finding it hard to read the Virat Kohli-led side's spinners. "I feel if we're in a different position you're going to see a different mode against the spinners or a different tempo", he added.
Kuldeep Yadav may be weaving webs around the Australian batsmen in the ongoing 5-match ODI series, but his coach Kapil Pande is not a happy man. But when you're losing wickets in clumps, you become tentative. Later I found my rhythm. "One has to apply pressure", Warner told the reporters. There was a totally different dynamic.
England and Wales are slated to host the World Cup from May 30 to July 15, 2019.
"We have noticed in the last, sort of 12 months, we've had a batting collapse in both formats".
"We're trying to work towards the next World Cup, we've got about 30 games and that was the same lead-up and preparation we had with the previous team so we've got to find a stable team and once we work out what's going to be the best to defend the World Cup".
"We know they will do us good service, in the future games as well. It will turn around and when it does turn around, it will turn around fast and very well", he said.
Spin has claimed 10 of the 19 Australian wickets to fall in the first two games and India will be full of confidence ahead of Sunday's third match in Indore where India could clinch the series.
"I think what you have to realise is we were world champions with a different team".
"We have not only Hardik (Pandya) as an all rounder, now we have a couple of spinning allrounders as well in (Ravindra) Jadeja and Axar (Patel).So we have lot of options, plus we have all our bases covered at the moment", he said. He's got a lot of experience and, for us at the top of the order, he brings a lot of aggression.