Allan Border Is Absolutely Infuriated At The Australian Team
By CricShots - Feb 11, 2023 7:07 pm
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Legendary Australian cricketer, Allan Border was infuriated by the Australian batters’ gestures toward the Indian bowlers during the first Test, where they were commending the opposition bowlers for their brilliant performance during the match. India annihilated Australia in all departments as the hosts won the first Test in Nagpur by a huge margin of innings and 132 runs on Saturday.

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Australia suffered a huge loss against India

The visitors never managed to get back in the game from Day 1 when the Indian fast bowlers, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj removed the openers within the first three overs of the match.

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Ravindra Jadeja then took control of the proceedings when he completed a five-wicket haul on his return to the national side after missing the action for more than 5 months. Rohit Sharma played the captain’s knock with a brilliant century and he received ample support from Axar Patel and Jadeja, who scored fifties.

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Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin troubled the Australian batters

In the second innings, R Ashwin rattled Australia’s batting line-up and as a result, they were bundled out for just 91 runs. An interesting thing to see throughout the Test match in Nagpur was the Aussies showing respect to the Indian bowlers by giving them thumbs up and commending them whenever they produced a good delivery.

Steve Smith had done that in the first innings when he was beaten by Jadeja. However, Border isn’t a fan of this and lashed out at the Aussies, as quoted by Fox Sports, and urged them to play with a harder edge.

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Allan Border said, “Play with a harder edge. I mean, we’re giving blokes the thumbs up when they’re beating us outside the off stump. What the hell is going on? That is just ridiculous. Don’t go stupid, but Australia plays hard-nosed cricket. We’re even giving someone thumbs up … bloody hell.”

The second Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy is scheduled to commence on February 17 in Delhi.