Former Indian batsman and commentator VVS Laxman has launched an all out attack against the Australian team for their immature behavior during the ongoing Ranchi Test in the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Like this series has panned out so far, the third day once again was a witness to tempers flaring in both the camps as quite a few cold glares were exchanged.


Things could have turned drastically ugly when during India’s innings, Australian fielder Glenn Maxwell mocked Kohli’s gesture of holding his shoulder in pain. This was seen as a clear mocking of Kohli’s injury as he hurt his shoulder during the first day’s play in Australia’s innings.


Laxman, not least satisfied by such an act, was fuming towards Maxwell. “Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith, what example is he setting to his team? That’s very disappointing. You can sledge, it’s fine, but not mocking someone who is injured, in pain,” Laxman said for the official series broadcasters. “I’ve never experienced that because when you are injured, you always care for the opposition player as well.”


The former batting great also gave the instance of the Late Phillip Hughes as an example to portray the ugliness of mocking someone’s injury. “Especially after what happened to Phil Hughes, everyone is concerned when someone gets injured.“Whether he gets hit on the helmet or is injured, there is a concern.“You play the game a hard way but the spirit of the game should be there. This is defying the spirit of the game.”


Indian opener M. Vijay sternly admitted that the hosts wouldn’t back down from resorting to sledging when the Aussies batted. “All of the players are aware of it. And whatever they are doing, we take it as a sporting thing,” Vijay said.“There’s going to be a second innings. So hopefully they can take it when it comes back. It’ll be great.”


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