"Fans knocked at our door and faked room service for selfies," reveals Justin Langer

Langer also said that he loves India for the 1st week after which it gets claustrophobic.

Indians are known for their love and passion for cricket | Getty

India and Indians are known for their love and passion for cricket and cricketers. But to what extent some fans can go just to meet or take a selfie with international cricketers is really shocking.

In Amazon Prime’s documentary ‘The Test: A New Era For Australia’s Team’, the Australians talked about their experience when the Australian team toured India back in 2019.

Yeah I love India for 1st few weeks and then it gets a bit claustrophobic, to be honest, because Indians love cricket so much that only sanctuary you have is your change room or in your bedroom,” Langer said.

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The former Aussie opener then talked about how some fans used to knock on their hotel room and fake room service just to meet the player and get a selfie.

Even in the hotel room, it is not uncommon for someone to knock at your door and fake room service and ask for selfies. It’s like literally relentless,” the 49-year-old said.

Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell then talked about how you always disappoint someone as he said, “It’s not the easiest thing to deal with as you want to give everyone some our time, there are 10 people waiting for a photo, then another 10, but you will always gonna disappoint someone.

Even fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile the knowledge and passion of Indian fans by saying, “They [Indian’s] just love cricket, if you do well they love, if you don’t they don’t even know you.

The Australians, even after going 2-0 down in the series had managed to win that five-match series without Steve Smith and David Warner in their side.

(With Hindustan Times inputs)


By Swapnil Shireesh Javkhedkar - 19 Mar, 2020

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