Australian tabloid insults Team India by calling them The Scaredy Bats

Posted by Atin Jain on December 5th, 2018

India vs Australia has always been one of the interesting and violent competitions in the cricketing world. India and Australia are ready to face each other in the upcoming test series.

There have been many memorable clashes between the two.

Recently as the Indian National Cricket Team reached Adelaide for the opening Test of the four-match series, an Australian tabloid has given Team India a disrespectful welcome by putting up a report with the headline ‘The Scaredy Bats.’

The publication has decided to insult Virat Kohli and his men by calling them 'The Scaredy Bats'. In the report, it was mentioned that the Indian cricketers were "scared of the bounce" in Brisbane, "scared of the unknown" in Perth and "scared of the dark" in Adelaide.

Earlier, the Australian media lashed out at India’s decision of refusing to play a day-night Test match at the Adelaide Oval and now the the media called Team India ‘The Scaredy Bats’.

Cricket fans and many cricketing experts criticized the headline and its coverage and called it childish. The Australian public and media persons took the publication for its rude behavior.

Australia’s Richard Hinds tweeted, “Anyone else tired of the childish and predictable mocking of visiting teams by Australian media? It’s become a boorish tradition that reflects poorly on our country. #AUSvIND”.

Replying to Richard Hinds tweet many Australian’s called its media rude and said: “Respect the opposition is the first thing taught in Australian junior sport.” Other said that there is a pattern in Australia when the media have got nothing else to offer, they start sledging their visitors and calling them by names just like the Australian players.

Brydon Coverdale replied, “Well last time in Australia, Kohli made 4 hundred and averaged 86.50, Vijay averaged 60.25, Rahane averaged 57 and Rahul in just his second Test made 110 at the SCG, so umm yeah I think they'll be fine.”

Michael replied to the tweet and said, “Rule number1 - don't stir up Kohli.  Rule number 2 - See Rule number 1.”

There were many other tweets against Australia’s media behavior. India till date has not won any single Test series in Australia. So far 12 series have been played and Australia National Cricket Team have won 9 while 3 ended in a draw.

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