Pragyan Ojha has blasted Australian media for targeting Team India, saying it’s a trick to put the pressure back on the visiting players ahead of the third Test match between India and Australia.
While five Indian players were placed in isolation for breaching the bio-secure bubble, a few Australian newspapers accused Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya of going against the protocols during the limited-overs series.
It was shocking as Virat and Hardik left Australia last month and there was no official statement from the boards about any breach when the two players paid a visit to a baby store in Sydney.
The reports are flying thick and fast since Team India defeated Australia by 8 wickets in the second Test match at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
“Everybody knows Australians are bad losers. They are not able to take it (MCG defeat) despite five of our main players missing. Indian team is doing so well. They never expected the Indian team to win. They thought they could win, they were taken by surprise,” Pragyan Ojha told Sports Today.
“I feel it’s a big gimmick to take the pressure off Australia and try to get under the skin of the Indians. They don’t know we exactly know what they are trying to do. The Indian team is relaxed, they know what to do and focused on the last 2 Tests.
“Rohit Sharma, he has had a 14-day hard quarantine, before that training at the NCA. I am very sure he is not a fool to come and just breach the protocols. Yes, at times, things look different. I am very sure, they know what the protocols are and they follow them.
“The bottom line is Australians are bad losers.”