The final showdown between India and Australia of Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21 will take place in Brisbane. But, the visitors don’t want to play in that game due to the harsh quarantine rules. The players from both sides will be quarantined in a hotel room. Many former cricketing greats have given their opinion over the same. Now, Brad Haddin, the former Aussie wicketkeeper has sensationally claimed that Team India fears playing at The Gabba.
India outclassed Australia in the 2nd affair of the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21 in Melbourne by 8 wickets. But, the visitors have suffered a big blow as the tension has surfaced between Cricket Australia and Board Control for Cricket in India over a video that surfaced on social media in which five Indian cricketers were seen having lunch in an indoor restaurant on January 1.
Brad Haddin Makes Sensational Claims
The former Aussie player said that no one wants to face Australia in Gabba. They are simply unbeatable at that venue. He added that there are lots of things that go against the visiting side. But, the hosts are quite friendly with the nature of the track.
“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.
Cricket Australia is currently investigating the viral video facts in which Indian players were seen eating lunch in a restaurant. It is a breach of Covid norms as per the local government. And, Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Shubhman Gill, Rishabh Pant, and Navdeep Saini have been asked to isolate themselves after the reports have emerged of breaching the code.
Although, the aforementioned players will be traveling with the squad to Melbourne. But, it is not confirmed whether they will feature in the upcoming affair that will be played in Melbourne or not.