Australia Test captain Tim Paine’s words to Ravichandran Ashwin has drawn condemnation from veteran England paceman Stuart Broad. As the Indian team was on the process of pulling off a remarkable draw, Tim Paine began getting into the tourists’ batsmen’s head. According to Stuart Broad, the language used by the keeper-batsman was derogatory and would not escape it.
When Ravichandran Ashwin seemed unbreakable during his 128-ball vigil, Tim Paine said that he wants to get him to the Gabba as soon as possible. In response, the 34-year old stated that he wants Paine to come to India and play a series, which would be the final of his career. The 37-year old hit back by saying some abusive words as captured by the stump mics.
“I can’t wait to get you to the Gabba, Ash, I’ll tell you what, woohoo,” Paine told Ashwin ahead of Lyon’s over. To this Ashwin responded, “Just like we want to get you to India. That will be your last series. Maybe. Are you a selector here as well? At least my teammates like me, d**k head. I’ve got a lot more Indian friends than you do. Even your teammates think you’re a goose. Don’t they? Every one of them,” Paine added,”
However, Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari continued their surge and frustrated Australia’s potent bowling attack, grounding them to dust. The pair faced 258 deliveries in the process after India lost Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant – two set batsmen. Australia’s bowlers did create chances; however, they could not hold on to the catches. Their skipper, Tim Paine, in particular, spilled three catches.
England paceman Stuart Broad took to his official Twitter handle, saying that he admits that intense battles are all part of the game; however, Tim Paine would not escape by using the words he did. The likes of Brad Hogg and Sunil Gavaskar slammed the Tasmanian that he must back his words with performances and leading the team better.
Below is Stuart Broad’s tweet:
This is all a part of the game. The Test match battle but Painey won’t get away with that Language with the Laws above
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) January 11, 2021