Well, the India vs Australia Test series is getting more controversial by the day with accusations flying thick and fast. After the ‘Cheatgate’ in the Bengaluru Test, the shoulder-mocking incident marred the Ranchi Test. Now, what other controversies one can expect in the final Dharamsala Test before the series comes to an end.
W Saha manhandled Steven Smith: Well, the Australian and English media have a reputation of digging up old skeletons and giving it a controversial look. Remember English media accusing Virat Kohli of ball tampering in a Test match that was more than five days old. And then Australian media called Virat Kohli the ‘Donald Trump of world sport’. Well, Australian media can even go more bizarre and accuse W Saha of manhandling skipper Steven Smith during the Ranchi Test where the Indian keeper played to the gallery to catch a ball stuck in the Australia’s pads. Australian media will suddenly wake up, take up that incident and blame W Saha for disturbing Smith’s concentration and a ‘brain fade’ in his next innings when he shoulders arms to Ravindra Jadeja and was bowled.
Glenn Maxwell mocking KL Rahul for his troublesome shoulder: We have seen Indian opener KL Rahul struggling with his shoulder and has restricted himself from few particular shots that can aggravate the injury. After Maxwell mocked Kohli’s injured shoulder in the third Test, he will do it again in the Dharamsala Test, going down on all fours holding his shoulder, indicating to Rahul that he better be careful from playing shots or the Indian opener might risk injuring his shoulder and has to sit out.
Australian media blames Ishant Sharma’s monkey face for Matt Renshaw’s upset tummy: The Australian opener Matt Renshaw had to endure embarrassment in the first Test at Pune when has to rush to the loo midway during his innings due to a troubled stomach. Indian players joked about it to rattle Renshaw during the second Test at Bengaluru. And if Renshaw has a repeat of his upset tummy in the Dharamsala Test, trust Australian media to come out all arms against Ishant Sharma’s monkey face to mock Steven Smith as the reasons for it. They will argue that Ishant’s monkey face continues to haunt Renshaw who is unable to control his bladder anymore.
Australia media overhears Indian cricketers’ conversation that they will give it back to Oz players in IPL: As soon as the Test series gets over, IPL will take over the collective attention of cricket fans all over the world. A lot of Australian cricketers will play in IPL and three among them will lead three franchisees. David Warner will captain Sunrisers, Glenn Maxwell will lead Kings XI Punjab and Steven Smith will be taking over as leader of Rising Pune Supergiant. Australian media will come up with another bizarre claim that they have overheard Indian cricketers of saying that they will give a hard time to the Australian cricketers when they play the cash-rich T20 event similar to what has been going on in the Test series currently. Australia media will say they overheard Indian cricketers saying that they will do their best to remove the Australian skippers from their post and see that an Indian takes over the skipper’s role. Well done, Australian media.