Australian media have often crossed the line and made remarks in a manner that have orchestrated controversies out of nowhere. In a recent episode, news daily in Australia has called the Indian team as ‘The Scaredy Bats’ – a comment something that hasn’t only riled up the Indian audience but has also left the Australian public, in general, distasteful! Likely Indian Playing XI for India vs Australia 1st Test 2018 at Adelaide: Hanuma Vihari, Bhuvneshwar Kumar at Number 7 & 8 Spots!
As per their report, the Indian cricket team is scared of the bounce in Brisbane, scared of the unknown in the Perth, and scared of the dark in Adelaide – perhaps a dig for team India’ reluctance and eventual denial to play a day-night Test match at the venue.
Sharing the picture of the news report, an Australian journalist Richard Hinds, criticised it saying that it reflected poorly on our country. Hinds, on his Twitter account, wrote, “Anyone else tired of the childish and predictable mocking of visiting teams by Australian media? It’s become a boorish tradition that reflects poorly on our country.” IND vs AUS 1st Test 2018 Match Timing in IST: What Time Will India vs Australia Series Opener Begin in Adelaide.
The tweet irritated a lot of people on both the sides, and that’s where it set the social media abuzz. We bring you a look at how things went with the reportage in the leading Australian daily.
Here’s what Richard Hinds wrote on his Twitter account:
Anyone else tired of the childish and predictable mocking of visiting teams by Australian media? It’s become a boorish tradition that reflects poorly on our country.#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/3bFgFSgaWZ
— Richard Hinds (@rdhinds) December 2, 2018
1. It is embarrassing!
— Kev B (@niveknannerb) December 3, 2018
2. A little lesson in history!
Well last time in Australia, Kohli made 4 hundreds and averaged 86.50, Vijay averaged 60.25, Rahane averaged 57 and Rahul in just his second Test made 110 at the SCG, so umm yeah I think they'll be fine.
— Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) December 3, 2018
3. That's pretty juvenile, right?
Yeah, that’s pretty juvenile. 🙄
— faranaaz (@faranaaz) December 2, 2018
4. The current Australian team is not a shadow of what they used to be, right?
I don't think anyone's scared of Australia's team.
— Rod Draper (@DraperRod) December 2, 2018
5. Well, no comments!
Either use sandpaper or newspaper... Paper is must...m
— Ditej Garg (@ditejgarg) December 3, 2018
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