Talking about the media in world cricket, Australian media is not in a very respectful position for the visiting sides. In fact, some cricketers have already remarked the Australian media as the worst media, including AB de Villiers.
When the visiting sides travel Australia for the international cricket tours, handling the Australian media remains on the top position, even handling the sledging remains behind of it.
The Indian cricket team is currently touring in Australia where they have a two-month long schedule. In this tour, India has the schedule of the three-match T20I series, four-match Test series and three-match ODI series against the hosts Australia. The T20I series recently concluded which had a 1-1 result while India is now focusing for the Test series, starting on December 6 from Adelaide. After the completion of Test series, India will conclude the tour with the ODI series, starting on January 12.
Recently, the Australian media has unnecessarily insulted the Indian cricket team. Covering the arrival of the Indian cricket team in Adelaide, an Australian tabloid published that team image with the caption of “The Scaredy Bats”.
It further added that the Indian cricketers are “Scared of the Bounce” in Brisbane, “Scared of the Unknown” in Perth and “Scared of the Dark” in Adelaide. India will play the four Tests of this tour at Adelaide Oval (Adelaide), Perth Ground (Perth), Melbourne Cricket Ground (Melbourne) and Sydney Cricket ground (Sydney).
An Australian journalist Richard Hinds posted that critical portion on his official Twitter account and slammed for this kind of reporting. He wrote on it, “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”.
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 pic.twitter.com/3bFgFSgaWZ
— Richard Hinds (@rdhinds) December 2, 2018
Soon, the Australian fans supported this view and joined Hinds to criticise the Australian media. Here are some of those,
Well last time in Australia, Kohli made 4 hundreds 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.
— Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) December 3, 2018
I don’t even bother with 95% of media coverage anymore. Got my favorite journos i’ll follow and don’t even give the others any attention. I simply don’t have time for the aggrovation.
— Daniel Gaylor (@DannyBonavena) December 2, 2018
Childish it is… I’d like to think we’re better then this.
— The Richies (@The_Richies) December 3, 2018
Thanks for saying it Richard. The element of Australia's sports press that carries on like dildos should be called out for the knobs they are. Australians, on the whole, are not as mindless as this. That's why so many care about sorting out the culture of national cricket team
— tim edwards (@Sportsocratic) December 3, 2018
Part of the problem, perpetuating an unsophisticated style of competitive culture
— Jodie Skellern (@Jodie3735) December 2, 2018
To be honest, I'm sick of the Australian media attacking our nation's cricket team. The amount of brown nosing towards India is disgraceful.
— Kris Stewart (@KrisStewart1000) December 3, 2018