Tim Paine Comment on Indian Cricketers: “4-5 Guys Put Whole Test Series At Risk”
India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for 2020–21 after defeating Australia 2-1.
One of the most memorable Test series was the 2020–21 Border–Gavaskar Trophy. In which an injured India rallied to defeat Australia in their own territory. Team India excelled at outlasting the hosts because of Ajinkya Rahane’s inspiring leadership. Before the third Test in Sydney, a couple of the Indian stars were requested to stay in the hotel after they were spotted at a restaurant. The series had a good amount of drama overall.
Following the victory in Melbourne, a video of players including Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, and Navdeep Saini eating at a restaurant went popular on social media.
These players tested negative for COVID-19 after remaining indoors in their hotel, making them available for Sydney’s third Test.
Tim Paine, a former Australia captain, discussed the event in the docuseries “Bandon Me Tha Dum” on Voot Select. I mean, those four or five men jeopardized the entire Test series. what reason? I just think that’s really self-centered, to be honest, for a bowl of Nando’s chips or wherever they went.
Pat Cummins, a pacer, was also mentioned! How some Australian squad members were upset when they saw Indian stars reportedly “flouting the rules.”
“Many of the boys were annoyed by it, especially those who had to spend Christmas away from their families. To be present on the tour and learn that the opposing team was breaking the rules. And not taking it seriously required considerable sacrifice “Cummins remarked.
So, After losing the Melbourne Test, Australia conducted mind games, according to Ajinkya Rahane, who had led India in that series. He also claimed that the news that Indian cricketers had broken Covid restrictions was absolutely untrue.
“In reality, the athletes who were featured in the photos were only waiting for their takeout. They had to wait inside because of the poor weather. The news report that was published was utterly false. No one is allowed to leave the hotel when traveling from Melbourne to Sydney. According to the Australian Cricket Board, you must go through quarantine. Everything seemed typical in the outer world, particularly in Sydney. The players were requested to remain inside; there was no lockdown, and everyone was free to walk about. Especially in light of what transpired in Melbourne. We were aware that Australia had begun to play mind games “Rahane remarked.