Former stars ridicule 'school-boyish' sacking of four Oz players over disciplinary breach
Sydney, Mar 12 : Former Australian stars have ridiculed the sacking of four Australian players from the squad for the third Test match against India in Mohali over disciplinary breach, some even branding the decision as school-boyish.
Darren Lehmann, a contender to become a future Australian coach, led the fury over Australian cricket's great questionnaire scandal, News.com.au reports.
The Queensland coach and former Test batsman coaches three of the sacked players Usman Khawaja (Queensland Bulls) and Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson (both Brisbane Heat). James Pattinson is the other player to be sacked.
Lehmann said this is so wrong, and he later tweeted: "Adults we are, not schoolboys."
"Please let's act properly and make good decisions in India. Need these boys playing. What are we doing? Cricket?" he further tweeted.
Former Test skipper Allan Border could barely stop himself laughing as he ridiculed the sackings.
Border said what are the Australian players on, a schoolboy tour" He added he doesn't see the logic in this, and it is way over the top, as it seems too strong a measure for coach and captain to take.
Another former great Mark Waugh added: that he has never heard anything so stupid in all his life, adding it's not under 6s, this is Test cricket.
Former Test quick Rodney Hogg also used social media to hop into the players being given a questionnaire in the first place.
Hogg tweeted: "The coach is paid $250,000 get him to coach. Questionnaires went out with button top boots.