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Tim Paine on Australia poor show against India in Border-Gavaskar trophy

Tim Paine on Australia poor show against India in Border-Gavaskar trophy

Australia test captain Tim Paine has claimed that India has distracted Australia during the Border-Gavaskar trophy. 36 years old Tim Paine pointed out the Gabba controversy When Team India had denied playing the last test match in Gabba due to hard quarantine rules.

Australia ended up in the series losing by 1-2. Team India registered a famous win against Australia and created history. There were many unfamous Indian cricketers in the playing XI who changed Team India’s dream into reality.

Tim Paine pointed out the Gabba controversy: 

Talking about the test series against India, Tim Paine said in the Fox cricket report.

Part of the challenge of playing against India is they’re very good at niggling you and trying to distract you with stuff that doesn’t really matter and there were times in that series where we fell for that. The classic example was when they said they weren’t going to the Gabba so we didn’t know where we were going. They’re very good at creating these sideshows and we took our eye off the ball.

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Although Australia has started the test series with a win in the Adelaide test because Team India didn’t play well in the second innings and bowled out for 36. However, India made a great comeback in the second test and win the series by 2-1.

After losing the test match against India, There was too much pressure on Tim Paine to step down from the captaincy. Cricket Australia had appointed him test team captain after Steve Smith’s involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in the 2018 Cape Town Test.

Talking how he got the captaincy role for Australia, Tim Paine recalled,

 “I was pretty much told there’d been a board meeting back in Australia and I was the 46th Test captain of Australia.” 


Mum says it looked like I’d seen a ghost. I was looking out the window (of the hotel room) and spun around and she said ‘what’s up with you?’ I said ‘I’ve just been made the Test captain of Australia. And she said ‘yeah, but it’s only for this week isn’t it? Paine added.