India and Australia are two sides that are renowned for their aggression and the will to succeed in all situations. As a result of always looking for the most optimistic outcome, there can be some cases where that aggression goes a tad over bound which results in some interesting episodes. Thus, when Australia and India clash irrespective of the occasion, people expect fireworks from both the powerhouses of the modern day game.
Recently, when India toured Australia in early 2016 for a limited overs tour, there was plenty of aggression and sledging on display. Indian batting heartthrob Virat Kohli and Australian all-rounder James Faulkner squared off against each other on quite a few occasions to provide some entertainment. Nevertheless, at the end of the day, it was healthy competition and both the young stars remain close friends off the cricket field.
Over the years, there have been numerous such episodes of Indians and the Australians being involved in some serious banter. Harbhajan Singh, the veteran Indian off-spinner was often a thorn in the flesh of the Kangaroos. When Bhajji made his debut in 1998, he was fully charged up and gave Ricky Ponting a mouthful after foxing him with a doosra. However, Ponting too gave back as he had something to say to the young rookie spinner.
The episode between all-rounders Andrew Symonds Irfan Pathan at Nagpur was another instance as tempers clashed in a crunch and high scoring game.
In the video below, a compilation of all the sledging episodes between the Indians and Australians is present. Do check it out to see if your most adored rivalry finds a place or not!