Australia and India have unleashed true colours so far in the campaign. Both teams had their fair share of victories and defeats. While Australia won the ODI series by 2-1, India bounced back with a 2-1 win in T20I series.
The ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy Series has certainly lived up to fans’ expectations. Australia beat India by 8 wickets to take the opening lead in the four-match Test series.
Indian captain Virat Kohli delivered an emotional pep talk before flying to India. Rahane is skippering the side in Kohli’s absence. After suffering a humiliation, Team India under the tutelage of Ajinkya Rahane fought back and levelled the series 1-1.
Both teams are sincerely prepping for the third Test which will be played at the SCG on January 7. Cricket Australia had earlier confirmed that Sydney Cricket Ground will be hosting the third Test.
Fan pays the bill for Indian cricketers
While both teams are heading to Sydney for the upcoming Test, an incident took place which may put the entire series at total risk. If reports doing the rounds are to be believed, as many as 5 Indian players violated Cricket Australia’s bio-security protocols.
Indian Test team vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Navdeep Saini, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant appeared to have breached the protocols as per the reports.
All these series of incidents took place after an elated fan posted a tweet on Twitter. A Twitter user identified as Navaldeep Singh spotted the Indian stars at Melbourne restaurant. While these superstars were at Secret Kitchen and BBQ restaurant at Chadstone Shopping Centre, the fan spotted all of them and captured the video of players.
After that, he uploaded the whole footage of these superstars on social media platforms. The fan also went on to add claiming that he was the one who paid their bill worth Rs 6,683.
He also explained the whole incident through his tweets and also claimed that wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant had hugged him and the stars obliged to take a picture with him.
BCCI investigating potential bubble breach by Rohit Sharma & Co
The restaurant also confirmed that 5 Indian players approached at Secret Kitchen. Meanwhile, the Sydney Morning Herald also did a small investigation by contacting the staff at the restaurant in Melbourne.
SMH confirmed that a group of players turned up at the restaurant on New Year and also dined inside.Despire the cricketers staying in Melbourne, this is deemed as a violation of the rules. This is so serious because there have been many coronavirus cases in Sydney.
It was only after an improved scenario which led to Cricket Australia granting access for SCG to host the third Test. After the fan’s post went viral on social media, it is said that BCCI launched a probe into the possible breach of COVID protocols.