The last few years have seen a reversal of roles in the Indo-Australia rivalry. The Australia team traditionally prefers to get under the skin of the opposition with verbal some volleys, but if there is one team which has managed to give the team from Down Under a taste of their own medicine, it has to be the Indian team.
Right from the historic series in 2001 to the ongoing series, the Indian Team has not shied away from giving it back to the Aussies whenever needed. In fact, the Aussies have struggled to cope up with all the banters and sledging in the ongoing four-match series, as another incident that took place in the final Test in Dharamsala is enough to prove the Indian players do not like to sit back and listen to the verbal barrage.
The incident occurred in the 87th over of India’s first innings when Ravindra Jadeja was facing off-spinner Nathan Lyon. The Australia spinner was looking in red-hot form on the bouncy pitch, that had four Indian batsmen’s back in the hut. And in an effort to put pressure on Jadeja, who was just settling down, Aussie wicket-keeper Matthew Wade tried to unsettle the left-hander.
On the fourth ball of the over which was left by Jadeja, Wade said: “Very good in all conditions, Gary. Great in all conditions, Gary.”
On the next delivery, the India batsman pushed the ball to the off-side and wanted to run for a non-existent single before returning to his crease. It prompted another dig from Wade, who said: “Showed you can do it all conditions, Gary. You get wickets all over the world, mate. You’re not just a one-trick pony.”
But the flamboyant India all-rounder had heard enough and on the very next ball, he hit the off-spinner for a huge six to shut Wade up.
Here is a clip of that incident:
— Ajay Raghuvanshi (@ajay_raghava) March 26, 2017