Sydney: India's batting mainstay Rohit Sharma said yesterday that Australian cricketers might use sledging as a weapon during their high-voltage cricket World Cup semi-final today but hoped they wouldn't cross the line of tolerance.

Rohit Sharma. Pic/AFP
Rohit Sharma. Pic/AFP 

"It's part of the game, I guess. I just hope they don't cross the line. We all know as professional cricketers there are boundaries which we don't need to cross. Yeah, as long as it's within those boundaries, we're fine," Rohit said at a press conference.

There have been instances in the Test series Down Under where the Indians and Australians were involved in repeated on-field verbal confrontations.

Rohit Sharma was himself involved in an altercation with left-handed batsman David Warner during the series.

"It's good. We must have noticed this throughout the series when we played the Test matches against Australia. No team backed down. Both the teams were right in each other's face," he said.