“You never win silver, you only lose gold.”
The Australian cricketers seem to have taken this adage quite seriously, for generations. On the field, their only target has been to tame their opponents and clinch the title — be it a World Cup or a bilateral series.
They have never been afraid of playing hard and the Australians have always thrown strong challenges against India, especially in Tests.
And the rivalry — which started way back in 1947-48 when the newly independent India made its first official tour of Australia — has only grown more intense over the last seven decades.
The times may have changed, the circumstances may be different now, and the game has evolved immensely, but even then, every time the Baggy Greens have taken on India, there has been quality cricket, controversies with a dash of…