Australian Backlash Looming In The Horizon

Rohini IyerSenior Writer INovember 12, 2008

India winning and retaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy by defeating the Australians 2-0 has raised speculations and questions among cricket buffs that the Australian might is on the way of perishing.

Almost every newspaper, in India as well as Down Under published articles, expert reviews and comments on how the Indians pricked the Aussie balloon and almost everyone was synonymous with the opinion that the Aussies were falling like a pack of cards.

This is probably for the first time that the Australians have faced such a debacle and losing the series 0-2 was insult to injury. This insult, contradictory to rising questions about the dethronement of the Kangaroos is however an intimidation of the approaching Australian rebound.

Kiwi skipper, Daniel Vettori has been quoted saying in a tabloid that he has forewarned his teammates about the Aussie vendetta which might be directed against his team.

Australia as a team, is well known for learning through its minutest faults. if the Indians were able to see the Achilles heel in their Herculean strength, then vice versa is 100% possible.

As opposed to this, not snatching any glory from the Indian victory, it can be said that the Indian performance in its home circuit has always been good. In the overseas tourneys, however India does falter. eg: when India toured Sri Lanka recently it ended up losing the series 1-2.

Another aspect about the Indians is the fact of their complacency. After every victory, somehow they tend to lose the next couple of matches because of their laid back attitude.

This attitude is not echoed by any other team most specifically, by the Australians. They take each match as a challenge and winning is their second name.

As the Aussies now regroup and think about their deficiencies against India, it seems not long before they come with a befitting reply. The reply and the consequences though, will be something more than the bargain.