Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne

Apart from sledging other team players, Australian players sledged their own teammate Marnus Labuschagne in the 3rd Test vs India.

In the 5th day of the 3rd Test match, Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine makes an attempt to sledge R Ashwin in order to distract him. The whole incident becomes viral when the conversation has been captured by the mic stump.

In addition to this Steve Smith rubbed the Rishabh Pant’s batsman mark. Apart from these players sledging Australian fans racially abused Siraj and Bumrah in the 3rd day of the same test match.

Marnus Labuschagne Sledged by the Australian teammates

“That’s gonna rag with the new rocker,” he said. “That’s gonna rag with the new ball Garry [Lyon]. You’re gonna get both wickets here, Garry.”

This is when the Aussie fielders had had enough and said, “Shut up Marnus.

“Don’t leave it in the sheds, Marnus” was another comment. The incident happened after Nathan Lyon managed to break the Pujara-Pant partnership.

“It’s amazing when you get a wicket, Painey, and Marnus starts talking again,” said a close-in fielder. “You’ve got to be consistent Marnus, talk all day!”

Australia vs India 4th Test updates

Meanwhile, after weeks of speculations, the Brisbane Test will go ahead as planned with Cricket Australia interim chief Nick Hockley confirming that India have agreed to travel to Queensland for the final destination of their tour.

“The fourth Test will be at the Gabba as planned,” Cricket Australia interim chief Nick Hockley said on SEN on Monday morning as quoted by Fox Cricket. “I had a call last night from the BCCI secretary and he confirmed we are good to travel to Brisbane on Tuesday,” he further added.

The website further reports that the Brisbane Cricket Ground in Woolloongabba will allow spectators – 50 percent of the crowd capacity – with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announcing the end of Brisbane’s three-day lockdown, after zero cases of the Covid-19 were reported in the area.

The Queensland government announced on Monday that the three-day lockdown of greater Brisbane imposed to contain an outbreak of a more contagious strain of COVID-19 would end at 6 pm local time (0800 GMT).