When a top-class Test series is running in Australia, the sledging becomes a crucial part of the series, especially for the host side. Despite the Australian cricket team is facing huge criticism for their highly attacking on-field behaviours, mostly for sledging, we have observed some on-field sledging.
Thanks to the stump-mic, we have known some on-field comments. Most of those sledging were hilarious and funny and many people have enjoyed those. Though there were some personal comments, both the teams kept very friendly manners on those matters.
Talking about the sledging or stump-mic comments matter in this series, Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was probably ahead from everyone while the Australian Test skipper and wicketkeeper Tim Paine was also not far away.
5. Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara – “Aren’t you bored yet!?”
This incident happened during the fourth and final Test of the series at Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney). Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who won the Player of the Tournament award after finishing the series as the leading run-scorer (521 runs), faced the most number of balls (1,258 balls) in a Test series on the Australian soil as a visiting batsman, excluding only England batsmen.
In the Sydney Test, Pujara scored his third century in this series as he played another brilliant knock of 193 runs off 373 balls. During that lengthy innings, the Australian off-spinner had a funny banter with Pujara where he asked him, “Aren’t you bored yet!?”