The notorious Australian media is at it again. Although, the Australian team has decided to play with 'elite honesty', the media is not quite pandering to the same notion.
After the Perth reversal, Indian captain Virat Kohli has been questioned for his on-field behaviour and a rather confrontational attitude on the field. However, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has thrown his weight behind the Indian side and even berated the Australian media for playing their own tricks.
Taking to Twitter, Ganguly wrote: "Lots of talk going around in media specially Australian .. watch out for india against this australia ..still two tests to go and india can win both.. don't go too far ahead everyone @bcci"
It should be mentioned here that former Australia quick, Mitchell Johnson lashed out at Kohli in an article for Fox Sports. Johnson questioned the silly and inappropriate behaviour of the Indian captain and even ridiculed him for getting away with such behaviour at all times.
Ganguly does not Indian batsmen to gift their wickets to Lyon
However, taking a different stand, Zaheer Khan said that Kohli should not tone down his aggression and stick with things which have worked for him.
Ganguly also said that the Indian team needs to figure out a way to play Nathan Lyon and the batsmen should not gift their wickets away.
"They have shown him too much respect by defending a lot of deliveries outside the off-stump. Instead, I feel they should attack him more and look to build towards at least a total in excess of 300-350," Ganguly told India TV.
However, the former Indian captain also said that the Indian batsmen should have improved their game as this was not their first tour Down Under, but it has not been the case this series.
"For all of India's top order batsmen, this is not their first tour to Australia. They have been there before. Logically their game should improve over the years but from what we saw in Perth, it is difficult to say it has. Barring Kohli and (Cheteshwar) Pujara, none of them is making a lot of runs and this is not good for the team. If India have to win, they will have to do a lot more," Ganguly added.