After losing the first Test match in Nagpur, Allan Border aggressively admonished his teammates, while Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey remained by his team.
The great Australian cricketer criticised a few of the players after the poor performance and 132-run loss in the first game of the Border-Gavaskar series and said that the foreign players were acting too graciously.
Injury was compounded when the visitors were run out for 91 in the second innings, the lowest total Australia has ever produced in a series in India. None of Australia’s batters reached the fifty-run mark throughout the contest. For the second Test in Delhi, Border told Pat Cummins’ team to “play with a tougher edge.”
The foreign side, according to Border, lacked the determination or ferocity that had distinguished great Australian teams in the past. He especially mocked Steve Smith, who had been seen praising India’s deadly spinners for their excellent bowling during the Test match and even gave them the thumbs up.
ALEX CAREY declares, “WE HIGHLY RESPECT ALLAN BORDER.
Border, a great character in Australian cricket, is honoured by the name of the trophy that the two sides are competing for in India. However, Carey contends that the legendary Test batsman must understand that cricketers don’t always behave in the same manner as Border is accustomed to and that the Australian cricket landscape is currently going through a fundamentally different phase.