That Engineer played 46 Tests in just over 13 years while recently retired England batsman Alastair Cook made 161 Test appearances in 12-and-a-half years is an indication of just how congested the global calendar has become.
The nation has lost the last three away series, and hasn't won any of its past nine Tests in Australia.
"Australian cricket, I think, needs to stop worrying about being liked and start worrying about being respected", he told commercial radio.
Australia's coach Justin Langer admits the four months that remain for Steven Smith and David Warner to serve their Cricket Australia-imposed bans may be necessary time to rebuild relationships and ensure that the former leaders, alongside Cameron Bancroft, can be properly integrated members of the national team. Whether we like it or not, that's in our blood. And on our watch we want to try and win. "If Australia regresses to playing cricket the way it was in recent times, using the fictional line as the flimsy alibi, then the fall of the team and the organisation will have been for nought", he said on SEN.
"We've been a disliked team for a number of years through that on-field behaviour and it obviously came to a head in Cape Town".
Regardless of the timing of matches, Eddings has urged his Test side to play hard but fair but doesn't expect Tim Paine's men to be quiet on the field of battle when the series opens on Thursday. The affair also claimed the scalps of Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland and chairman David Peever.
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"It's his style, he's very upfront, in your face".
"You've got to believe in your strengths". Your greatest strength can be your greatest weakness. It's nice to have Davey in and Steve had a hit yesterday, I had breakfast with him on Monday morning and I caught up with Davey for a couple of hours that afternoon as well. I don't know what's going to happen.
"That's why I say if you listen to what I said in my interview, not once did I say cheating is fine, ball-tampering is fine, sledging or saying things personally is fine".
On his the bowling effort in the practice game, Ashwin said: "I thought the wicket was pretty flat". On the one hand, we're too aggressive and probably stepped over the line. "Now we're getting called tame".
Ravichandran Ashwin, easily India's best bowler in the ongoing practice game at SCG, is neither buying Australia "talking up" India as favourites nor the need for him to bowl like Nathan Lyon to create an impact in the series. The Zero-actor is seen posing next to Kajol's statue and when unsuspecting fans come to click pics with the "dummy", she surprises by coming alive. It was the first time I'd seen Steven the other day.