Michael Slater
Former Aussie cricketer Michael Slater has been arrested for breaching an apprehended violence order.

Michael Slater had recently slammed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the government for banning their own people from returning home from COVID-ravaged India. The former Aussie cricketer was part of the broadcasting team in the recently-postponed IPL 2021 along with a host of other Australian cricketers, coaches, and commentators.

Lashing out at Scott Morrison, Slater wrote on Twitter: “Blood on your hands PM.” Morrison had reacted to the former cricketer’s remark and termed it ‘absurd’. He had also clarified on the reports of jail-term and punishment for people who are landing in Australia from India.

“No, that’s obviously absurd,” Scott Morrison told 9Network, reacting to Slater’s comment. “This is about getting more people home safely, preventing the third wave here in Australia. I think the likelihood of any of that (jail term for those not abiding by the travel ban) occurring is pretty much zero,” he added.

Michael Slater, however, has once again lashed out at Morrison. He took to Twitter on Wednesday and asked him to take a trip to India on his own private jet and witness the dead bodies on the streets. He also pointed out the fear on the mind of every Australian stuck in India is real.

“Amazing to smoke out the PM on a matter that is a human crisis. The panic, the fear of every Australian in India is real!! How about you take your private jet and come and witness dead bodies on the street,” the cricketer-turned-commentator tweeted after the Australian government imposed a travel ban from India till May 15.

In another tweet, he prayed for the Indians affected by COVID-19 and urged everyone to stay safe in the battle against the deadly pandemic. India is reporting over 3 lakh cases per day, with thousands of people losing their lives on a daily basis.

“Above all my love and prayers to every Indian. You have been nothing but amazing to me every time I’ve been there. Please stay safe,” added Slater, who also challenged Morrison to have a debate with him.

Slater is currently in Maldives after he left IPL’s bio-bubble last week. As per reports, the other Australian players and support staff can also opt for the same route as him and travel to the Maldives from where they can return home.

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