It is fair to say that India vs Australia is one of the most fiercely contested rivalries in modern-day cricket. In the past 20 years, no two sides have produced nerve-wracking, edge-of-the-seat nerve-janglers on a consistent basis then these two sides.
And, amidst all those enthralling battles, we have been witness to a plethora of altercations- sometimes funny while on other occasions downright nasty- between both sets of players.
Here’s a look at top-7 most memorable altercations between Indian and Australian players in the past 20 years-
David Warner and Varun Aaron, 2014
The 2014 India vs Australia Test series at the Adelaide Oval is remembered for Virat Kohli’s magical twin hundreds and the heartbreak that ensued after India came agonizing close to chasing the Australian target in the fourth innings.
But, apart from these two, there is one more moment which is memorable from that Test match- Varun Aaron’s premature celebrations.
Aaron and David Warner were constantly going at each other and the Kerala fast bowler seemed to have got the better of the southpaw when he rattled Warner’s stumps. An elated Aaron let out a guttural roar, saying “Come On!”.
However, Aaron’s celebrations were short-lived as it turned out to be an illegitimate delivery.