The Australian cricket team is going through a phase of transition after tarnishing their image in the ball tampering image which took the cricket in the country to a real low point.
Liam Plunkett their compatriot from the rival camp England has recently said that he does not feel sorry about the team after their infamous involvement in one of the most cruel cricket controversy in recent times.
“I don’t feel sorry for them,” Plunkett told reporters on Friday. You’re going to get it -- it’s part of sport.
“I’m sure it would be the same if someone on the England team had done that ... you get plenty of stick when you go and play against Australia Down Under.”
There were concerns that Australia, under the leadership of new captain Tim Paine, might face a barrage of abuse from England fans during the first one-day international at The Oval on Wednesday. However, there were only a handful of abuse thrown at them in the first ODI.
The second match of the series takes place today in Cardiff. Cricket fans in the Welsh cricket fans have not been slow to give Australia stick in the past and Plunkett said the tourists could have no complaint if they encountered more of the same at Sophia Gardens this weekend.
(Inputs from Hindustan Times)