After Team India’s victory, the Australian media and kangaroo giants started adopting new tactics to stoke the attention of Indian players. Australian media claimed that 5 Indian cricketers went to a Melbourne restaurant to eat and BCCI is investigating them for violating the Covid-19 rules.
Australia is considered one of the most stalwart teams in world cricket and it has not been easy for opposing teams to go to the land of the Kangaroos and play cricket. Whenever a visiting team arrives in Australia, the game is played both inside and outside the field. The Australian media works separately to put pressure on visiting guest teams in Australia. The Australian media, on most occasions, put pressure on teams that perform well against the Kangaroos to take advantage of the hosts on the field.
First Mark-Waugh potting played a mind game
In the first Test at Adelaide, the Indian team was all out for just 36 runs in the second innings against Australia. The Kangaroos team beat India by 8 wickets in two and a half days to take the lead 1-0 in the series. After India’s humiliating defeat in Adelaide, legends like Mark Waugh and Ricky Ponting said team India will not be able to make a comeback.
Rahane calmly lashes out
Mark Waugh and Ricky Ponting said that without legendary players like Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami, Team India would not be able to turn up. Australian team head coach Justin Langer started pressuring acting captain Ajinkya Rahane ahead of the second Test.
But Ajinkya Rahane ignored the Australian mind game and Team India made a tremendous comeback in Melbourne under Rahane’s captaincy. No star player was present in the Indian squad in the second Test played at Melbourne. Team India had neither Virat Kohli nor Rohit Sharma nor Mohammed Shami.
Rahane hits a century to beat Team India
In the absence of star players, Team India entered the Melbourne Test. New skipper Ajinkya Rahane scored a brilliant century in Melbourne, leading from the Team India front. Rahane gave Team India a dramatic victory over the Kangaroos by 8 wickets.
India make best return to cricket history
After Team India’s win, the Giants have described the comeback as one of the best returns in cricket history. The Australian batting pole opened in Melbourne in front of the Indian bowlers. The absence of David Warner and Steve Smith’s poor form led to the collapse of the Australian team in Melbourne.
Then began the Australian media’s mind game
After Team India’s victory, the Australian media and kangaroo giants started adopting new tactics to stoke the attention of Indians began the Australian media’s mind games players. Australian media claimed that 5 Indian cricketers went to a Melbourne restaurant to eat and BCCI is investigating them for violating the Covid-19 rules.
5 Team India players charged
According to Australian media, five Indian players included Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant, and Prithvi Shaw, who appeared to be eating inside a restaurant on New Year’s Day in Melbourne. Restaurant staff from the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age confirmed that the players visited the restaurant and sat inside.
Indian fan launches controversy
An Indian fan named Navdeep Singh posted a video on social media in which he paid a bill of $118.69 to Indian players. He has also posted a picture of players shopping.
Fan apologizes after escalating controversy
The breach in the restaurant is believed to be very serious, as the cases of Covid-19 are on the rise in Victoria recently, where there is Melbourne and in Sydney. All these things started when a fan named Navaldeep Singh tweeted pictures and videos of Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Navdeep Saini, and Shubman Gill eating at a restaurant.
BCCI lashes out at Australian media
The fan, who claimed to be sitting near the players in the restaurant, later apologized for causing confusion. The fan had claimed that Pant had hugged him after paying the players’ food bills. The Indian team management and BCCI then issued a statement and rubbished the Australian media report and said Indian cricketers had not violated any protocol. The BCCI termed it a malicious attempt by a group of Australian media.
The board landed in support of the players
A senior Indian Cricket Board official said, the team is well aware of the Covid-19 rules and has not violated any rules. Everyone associated with the team is well aware of the rules,” he said.