5 of the worst battles from previous India -Australia battles
With India’s home series against Australia about a week away, the hoopla has already taken centre-stage for the four-match Test series. Both teams, through the years, have been a part of some riveting competitions on the 22 yards
With India’s home series against Australia about a week away, the hoopla has already taken centre-stage for the four-match Test series. Both teams, through the years, have been a part of some riveting competitions on the 22 yards. While straining every sinew, the teams don’t back off from intensifying the atmosphere through some altercations that are animated or glaring vigorously at each other. Australia has tried to take the upper hand in the series even before its commencement by playing their infamous mind games and has always tended to get beneath the skins of these rivals. As we move towards the very first Test on the 23rd of February, we look back at a few of the greatest fights in the real history of India versus Australia contests.
#5 The Monkey-gate saga
It was a day which roused one of the ugliest spat between the two cricketing giants and the cricketing fraternity together. Addressing him as a monkey, which didn’t go down nicely with the Kangaroos alleged of racially abusing Andrew Symonds-Harbhajan Singh. It had been followed by a range of incidents that included handing the off-spinner a prohibition of three matches and also the Indian team’s protest of boycotting the tour in the event the prohibition wasn’t revoked. Sachin Tendulkar showed the Indian team’s choice to boycott the tour if the Indian off-spinner was banned, in his autobiography launching Playing It My Way. Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist accused of not sticking to his remarks on his part through the event the ‘Little Master’ plus it made matters turn for the worse. The ban was finally lifted, and the show went smoothly after that