Soon after Indian Cricket Team players raised discomfort about travelling to Brisbane for the fourth Test, former Australia cricketer Brad Haddin has made a surprising claim saying Indian cricketers are reluctant to travel because no one wins in Gabba.
Incidentally, five Indian cricketers were put under isolation after reports emerged that they have breached the bio-secure bubble. In the wake of this, several reports suggested that Indian cricketers are not willing to travel to Brisbane for the fourth Test due to the number of restrictions. for the fourth Test due to the number of restrictions.
India know no one wins in Brisbane – Brad Haddin
While there has been nothing official from both the boards, Brad Haddin has accused India of shying away from playing in Brisbane. Stating that no teams except Australia win at the Gabba, Haddin said that the visitors have tactically played their moves of not playing at this venue.
“From a cricket point of view, why would India want to go to the Gabba? No one wins at the Gabba, Australia plays really good cricket there and no one’s won for a really long time (besides the Aussies). There’s a lot of moving parts here. The one thing is these guys have been in a bubble for a long, long time and they might just start to be getting a little bit tired,” Haddin told Fox Cricket.
A clear message on the fourth Test is likely to be out during the 3rd match of the series. Currently, the cricketers have left Melbourne for Sydney and cricketers from both camps have tested negative of coronavirus before leaving for their next destination.
Talking about the series, the Border-Gavaskar series is currently tied at 1-1 with India bouncing back in the Boxing Day Test to level the series. The third match gets underway from January 7(Thursday) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.