Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag today gave the answer as to why Australians didn’t sledge this time round and said that coming IPL auctions are the reason behind this behavioral change.
Australian team got brutally thrashed in the recently concluded one day internal series through the hands of India 4-1 and were also not seen in much of verbal battles.
Players from all round the globe turn in Indian to earn mega money in the IPL auctions and so there is ought to be some sort of change expected from them.
Former star opener Virender Sehwag mentioned that Australian players were scared of sledging Virat Kohli and the other Indian players during the recently concluded One-Day International (ODI) series due to the possibility of losing out on their lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) contracts.
“They (Australian players) are scared because of the next year’s mega IPL auctions. If they had sledged the Indian players in the ODI series, then the Indian franchise owners might think before bidding high for the Australian players. This can also be a reason for them not to get involved in sledging with their Indian counterparts,” Sehwag told media.
There is nothing new in the rivalry between India and Australia and despite of intense ambiance this time they stayed away from the verbal issues.