Indian fans furious over Cricket Australia wishing Damien Fleming with a cheeky video
Damien Fleming is also celebrating his birthday today.
Published - Apr 24, 2018 12:44 pm | Updated - Apr 24, 2018 12:44 pm
The former Indian cricketer and the legend Sachin Tendulkar is celebrating his 45th birthday as the whole cricketing fraternity is busy wishing him. The fans are still in awe of his technical masterclass batting and are recalling those moments when he literally used to stop the world with his breathtaking strokes. Meanwhile, Damien Fleming, the former Australian fast bowler, is also enjoying his birthday being in India to cover the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). But Cricket Australia’s wish to him has irked Indian fans a lot as they posted a cheeky video.
There used to be a battle between Sachin and the Australian bowlers in the late 90s and the early 2000s as Team India was heavily dependent on the master to perform every time. It was in Sharjah when he had launched an assault on the Aussies in 1998 which had helped India in clinching the trophy as well. The innings is still rated as one of his best and the Australians haven’t forgotten the same. But the likes of Fleming, Glenn McGrath also had a lid on him as they dismissed him a lot of times during his illustrious career.
While the whole world is busy wishing the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, the official Twitter handle of Cricket Australia (CA) wished Damien Fleming by posting a video of him castling the stumps of the master in one of the matches. It completely makes sense of them, wishing one of their best bowlers by recalling one of his best deliveries to the best batsman in the world. But they didn’t even wish another birthday boy in India which left the Indian fans fuming.
They were quick to express their anger on social media in replies to that tweet and felt that Australians will never change. Also, one of the Twitter users hilariously questioned them if they will post the video of ball tampering on Steve Smith’s birthday.
Here’s what CA tweeted:
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) April 24, 2018
Here are some of the reactions:
No matter how many bans, Australians will never change…?
On Sachin's Birthday you are posting a video how Damien Fleming bowled him. Couldn't you find another batsman instead of Sachin? #HappyBirthdaySachin
— शशांक (@iShhhshank) April 24, 2018
How about This @CricketAus ?
— शशांक (@iShhhshank) April 24, 2018
— Kalai Selvan?? (@kalais036) April 24, 2018
— Tony Bala (@sparkbala2) April 24, 2018
The swing…who tampered that ball?
By the way of Smith's and Warner's birthday, kindly post some of their VDO's for the act they are famous for!!!
— Gaurab Mukherjee (@thumpsup) April 24, 2018
— Rajendra raju (@raju666) April 24, 2018
Dis is very bad… Arn't u aware of d things.. Don't play with our emotions..very pity to see dis..
— Anupoju Sai Chandra (@chandu_131097) April 24, 2018
It's @sachin_rt birthday too…so u can highlight a video of Sachin throwing him out of the park as well 🙂
— HG ?? (@himanshugoel21) April 24, 2018
Hope this time you guys didn't tempered with ball…….
— DAVINDER PATHANIA (@neeraj2012) April 24, 2018
Everyone in India right now. pic.twitter.com/mCrwIlnVZD
— N A M I T (@fingkisher) April 24, 2018
Shame on CA….instead of setting a good example you do the opposite.
We now also know where the Aussies learn their Sledging….it comes right from the TOP.
YOUR TWEET WAS IN VERY BAD TASTE
— Nikhil Desai (@nikhild1962) April 24, 2018
Shame On You…!!!!!!
— Sudeep Maydeo (@sudeepjm) April 24, 2018
Happy birthday to whoever the bowler was! Looks like the person is only famous locally ! Oh! No… wait, is he also seen around IPL ( I stands for Indian) ? Why? CA not paying enough? Happy birthday Sachin ! Ask @ShaneWarne if you don’t know who i am referring to ! @bhogleharsha
— IndianFromThane (@Indianfromthane) April 24, 2018
speaks volumes about the shame you bring to the gentleman's game. no wonder players are involved in unfair practices .
— Devopam Mittra (@devopam) April 24, 2018
Here’s our video of the day:
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