'Show Some Respect' - Twitter slams Marnus Labuschagne for his 'disrespectful' reply To Sachin Tendulkar

‘Show Some Respect’ – Twitter slams Marnus Labuschagne for his ‘disrespectful’ reply To Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar and Marnus Labuschagne supported cricket's inclusion in the Commonwealth Games and sent best wishes to India Women and Australia Women teams.

Sachin Tendulkar and Marnus Labuschagne
Sachin Tendulkar and Marnus Labuschagne. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Women’s T20 tournament at the Commonwealth Games 2022 got underway on Friday, 29th July, with the opening fixture between Australia and India at Edgbaston. Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar praised the initiative and wished the Indian team good fortune ahead of the match via his Twitter handle. But, Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne’s reply to the batting maestro’s tweet didn’t go down well with the Indian fans.

The Women’s tournament at the quadrennial event marks the return of cricket at CWG for the first time in 24 years since the men’s ODI tournament at the 1998 CWG games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar expressed his joy on seeing cricket back at the multi-sporting event and hoped that it took the sport to newer audiences around the globe. He also gave his best wishes to the India Women’s team participating in the tournament.

“Wonderful to see cricket back in the Commonwealth Games. Hope this takes our beautiful game to newer audiences. Best wishes to @BCCIWomen’s team for their #CWG22 campaign,” Tendulkar had tweeted. Australia batting ace Marnus Labuschagne replied to Sachin’s tweet and said, “Agreed Sachin. Aus v India is going to be an amazing opener too.”

But the middle order batter’s reply infuriated the Indian fans as he addressed the Indian legend with just his first name rather than suffixing ‘sir’ to it. The fans felt that it was disrespectful to mention one of the greatest batters of all time with just his first name.

‘I was very grateful for his words and just stoked really’, Labuschagne said after receiving compliments from Sachin Tendulkar

Notably, back in 2020, when Sachin Tendulkar was asked about a current batter who reminded him of himself, he praised the Aussie batter and said, “His footwork is so precise. So he would be the one I would say.” The Australian middle-order batter was amazed by the former Indian cricketer’s remarks about him and felt grateful for such kind words coming from someone as great as him.

“It was pretty amazing, it’s one that definitely when I saw it, I was quick to read it and it really hit me. Amazing words from someone of that calibre. I was very grateful for his words and just stoked really,” Labuschagne had told cricket.com.au. However, his response to Sachin Tendulkar has led to Twitter slamming him.

Here’s how Twitter reacted: