It’s no mystery that Australia is infamous for using ruses to exert pressure on its rivals.
The tweet in question :
In an effort, Australia Cricket posted an old clip of India’s last tour of Australia.
The clip depicts India’s disastrous batting performance during the 2020–21 series, when Australia displayed one of its most devastating bowling performances ever by dismissing them for just 36 in Adelaide’s first Test’s second innings.
All out for 36 😳
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 6, 2023
The reactions :
This offended a lot of people on social media.
One tweet read as, ” We all know how that series ends.., Let’s get ready for complaints in few days blaming the turning pitch..”
Another user wrote, “Who won the series, but?” What is Australia’s lowest test score? Did we match it or is it lower than 36? I remember the Australia all out on 60 in Ashes in England.”
Although many Indian supporters saw CA’s move as offensive, Aakash Chopra, a former cricketer, also reminded them of the series score as India went on to win the series 2-1.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 6, 2023
R. Ashwin, who doesn’t mind sharing his opinions, even on sensitive topics, has chosen to do the same with Australia’s pre-series antics. The purpose of such posts is something Ashwin is well aware of.
“Likewise, the social media team of Cricket Australia knows what news will get them traction,” Ashwin concluded.
Coming up :
This time around, the India vs. Australia series will feature some exciting match-ups because of the strong performances of elite players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, etc. Given that the matches are anticipated to be played on grounds that favour spin, Indian spinners will naturally be crucial for the hosts.
The legendary Australian cricketer Shane Watson advised his compatriots to play with a straight bat before the series began.