A controversy rocked the cricket world when a video surfaced on social media featuring as many as five Indian players including Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and Rishabh Pant eating in a restaurant in Melbourne. Cricket Australia (CA) is still investigating if this is a breach of the bio-bubble protocols and has set up an inquiry in the matter.
As a result, all the five Indian players have been asked to isolate themselves and will be training and traveling separate from the main squad. This led to a lot of cricket pundits coming up with their perspectives and blaming either the Indian players or Cricket Australia for creating an unnecessary ruckus.
Meanwhile, England’s explosive all-rounder Jofra Archer was also hilariously dragged in this whole incident. The all-rounder is quite popular on social media as his tweets often go viral among the fans. On January 2, Archer took to his official Twitter handle to write, “Time to pack this bag.”
Time to pack this bag
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) January 2, 2021
People are relating this tweet with India’s bio-bubble breach as all the five players will have to pack their bags and head back to India if they are not allowed to participate in the third Test, starting from January 7 at Sydney Cricket Ground.
It is a malicious spin by a section of Australian media: BCCI official
Opening on the recent happenings in Australia, an official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) accused the Australian media and Cricket Australia for creating an unnecessary controversy regarding the Indian players after their humiliating defeat against the Men in Blue at the Boxing Day Test by 8 wickets in Melbourne.
“The players were standing outside the restaurant and due to drizzle, they had gotten inside. If this is a way of trying to unsettle the team before the third Test, it’s a bad ploy by Cricket Australia. Firstly, they are allowed to train. Secondly, I don’t think it will come to that as then there could be adverse implications.
“No, there has been no breach in biosecurity protocols. Everyone associated with the Indian team is well aware of the protocols. We can only term it as a malicious spin by a section of Australian media and this has started after their humiliating defeat.” the official said as quoted by Times of India.
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