It’s another thing to harass the poor Bengalis and submissive Lankans, and it’s quite another ballgame to get entangle with the Australians. Indian crowd is notorious for racial chants against the guest teams, and they often torch the stadium if their team starts losing the match. They are the most hostile crowd in the Cricket arena. They would cheer like hell if Sachin hits a boundary, and there would be pin drop silence if Sachin gets caught beautifully in the slips or any opponent batsman smashes a sixer.
Nowadays, Indians are tasting their own medicine in Australia. Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh called Aussie player “Monkey”, and Symonds didn’t like the title that much. He whined in front of his captain Ricky Ponting, who in return complained to ground umpires, who forwarded the case to match referee, who slapped a 3-test match’s ban with relish. Mike Procter, the match referee, ruled at the end of a four-hour hearing that Harbhajan had breached Level 3 of the ICC’s Code of Conduct.
Anil Kumble, the Indian skipper says that Australia played outside the spirit of the game, while Ponting is confident that they played with all the fairness and hard work in the world. Ponting was also pained at the situation, and was of the opinion that Indian should focus in tackling Aussie storm, instead of making excuses and taunting the baggy greens.
Indians are ill at ease with everything happening in Australia right now. They are not liking the umpiring, the Aussie players, the Kangaroo media, the weather, the umpiring, and the are especially fed up with the Steve Bucknor, and demanding that he shouldn’t be officiating in the Perth test.
Things are quite interesting in that part of the world nowadays.More on:Andrew Symonds, Australia, Harbhajan Singh, India, India in Australia 2007, Ricky Ponting, Steve Bucknor
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