About a year and a half ago. The coronavirus is still rampant around the world. The Indian cricket team went on a tour of Australia in such a situation. In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy match of the 2020-21 season, India won 2-1.
But courtesy of a few Indian cricketers, the series was going to be ruined! Because those cricketers broke the coronation rules and went to eat at a restaurant outside the hotel. That is why the series was canceled.
At the time, Australia had very strict coronation laws. Breaking that rule, Rohit Sharma, Shubhaman Gill, Rishabh Panth, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini went to eat at a restaurant in Melbourne. When the video was spread on social media, there was an uproar. Former Aussie Test captain Tim Payne has sharply criticized the issue in a recent documentary. Not only that, he also termed the Indian cricketers who broke the coronation rules as ‘irrational’.
“For those four or five, the whole Test series was in jeopardy,” Payne said. For what? A bowl of Nanduz chips? No matter where they went, seeing their actions made me feel really stupid. Some of our cricketers were really upset. Especially those who have spent Christmas away from family. They had to give up a lot to play. ‘
Payne added: “When they heard that the players of the other team were wandering around without taking the rules seriously, what happened to their mental state. Ajinkya Rahane, the then India captain, denied going to the restaurant, saying, “The players in the picture actually went to takeaway orders. We knew Australia would start a psychological game, especially after what happened in Melbourne. ‘