In­dia­aus­tralia ri­valry dis­sected ahead of se­ries Down Un­der

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - HTSPORTSMAX - HT Cor­re­spon­dent sports­desk@hin­dus­tan­

NEWDELHI: The be­lief in the Aus­tralian way of play­ing cricket – ul­tra-ag­gres­sive and sledg­ing — is at its low­est since the ball-tam­per­ing scan­dal in March. The re­straint though is likely to be tested when In­dia tour from Novem­ber 21.

There have been many flash points in con­tests with In­dia in the last three decades, which will be in a twopart TV se­ries. ‘2 Na­tions, 1 Ob­ses­sion’ will fo­cus on the 1986 tied Test in Chen­nai, In­dia’s thrilling come­back home se­ries win in 2001, Aus­tralia end­ing a 35-year wait for a se­ries win in In­dia in 2004, and the ‘Mon­key­gate’ row on In­dia’s 2007-08 tour.

The se­ries will be pre­miered on Fox Cricket on Nov 21 and 22. It has been made by Peter Dickson, who col­lab­o­rated with Cricket Aus­tralia for the 2017-18 Ashes film se­ries, ‘Forged in Fire’. Su­nil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Bis­han Singh Bedi as well as Al­lan Bor­der, Adam Gilchrist and Greg Chap­pell are among those in­ter­viewed.


The Harb­ha­jan­an­drew Sy­monds row hit 2007­8 se­ries.

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