Should the sub-continent teams think again?

After a hostile series and more interest in off-field action, this tour of Australia will perhaps go down in history as the one of the more infamous in the history of the game, perhaps second only to the Bodyline series (based on what I have read about Bodyline).

I think it all started with the Aussies getting chucked-out of the T20 semifinals, that scar is still red and burning. Added to that was India’s aggressive on-field behavior ala Sreesanth and off-field salvos fired ala Uthappa seen during Australia’s recent ODI tour of India; throw in a few Indian victories, and you have a desperate Aussie side, plotting revenge at any cost (something that I think they need not do with the quality of cricket they play). So the Bhajji issue was raised. Arrive the Lankans, and the eggs and abuse are hurled.

Fellow blogger Ottayan suggests that in the wake of such hostility, it is better to call off the series. I ask why not re-think the whole idea of sub-continent teams touring Australia, at least for the moment?

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6 Responses to Should the sub-continent teams think again?

  1. JB says:

    Do you really think touring Australia is that dangerous?

  2. vmminerva says:

    @Jb, welcome to my blog. It is more about unneccessary hostility than about danger.

  3. JB says:

    Thanks very much.

    I think things are just a bit blown out of proportion at the moment. Someone threw an Egg. I am not defending it in anyway shape or form, but its hardly a reason to stop touring Australia, which is one of the most stable countries in the world.

  4. vmminerva says:

    @JB, saw your link. Yes, such things happen and are very deplorable. But my point was that it seems (from media reports) that sub-continent teams get ‘special’ attention and that I think something must be done to address this. I also feel that any change must come from within to last.

  5. JB says:

    No everyone is going to be loved by every crowd. Symonds received “special” treatment in Mumbai.

    Life is not perfect and things are going to happen from time to time. Generally speaking, Australia is one of the safest places to tour.

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