Four tests in India gave me a new perspective on the game: Steve O'Keefe
MELBOURNE: Australian spinner Steve O'Keefe who recently retired first class Cricket He said that playing a series of four tests against India gave him a new perspective on Test Cricket .
"Being able to play those four Tests in India gave me a new perspective on the game, to play four matches back-to-back and look at the game through a different lens," Cricket .com.au quoted O'Keefe as saying.
"Test Cricket is not necessarily about playing well once, it's about doing it consistently over three or four games," he added.
The four-game series against India in 2017 started with an Australian victory on the back of O'Keefe's heroic bowling in Pune.
New South Wales left arm spinner finished with 12 wickets as Australia thrashed India for 333 runs.
Despite Australia winning the first Test, India went on to clinch the series 2-1.
I am being honest about that series of evidence against India. I did not improve as the series progressed. They (the Indian hitters) evolved and improved by facing me, and I think that was the real challenge, said O Keefe said
It gave me an idea of 'you have to be better than you were if you want to win the series against those guys,' he said.
O'Keefe, who took 301 first-class wickets averaging 24.66, ended his first-class career on April 5 after his state didn't give him a new contract.