Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given a fitting reply to former cricketer Michael Slater for his “blood on your hands” comment over the India travel ban.

The Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given a fitting reply to former cricketer Michael Slater for his “blood on your hands” comment over the India travel ban.

Slater recently slammed the Australian PM for banning the entry of the citizens from India.

Notably, Australia has shut its borders, not allowing any commercial flights from India due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in the country.

The government also threatened a 5-year jail term or a hefty fine for its citizens if they enter in Australia after having been in India within last 14 days of their arrival.

The decision didn’t go down well with Slater as he took to his official Twitter handle and wrote, “If our government cared for the safety of Aussies they would allow us to get home. It’s a disgrace!! Blood on your hands PM. How dare you treat us like this. How about you sort out quarantine system. I had government permission to work on the IPL but I now have government neglect.”

However, Morrison defended the travel ban and said that Slater’s remarks are nothing but “absurd”.

“That’s obviously absurd. This is about getting more people home safely, preventing the third wave here in Australia. I think the likelihood of any of that occurring is pretty much zero,” Morrison told the Nine Network

Notably, Slater was a part of the commentary panel in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League which has been suspended due to the rising cases of COVID-19 during the tournament.

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