Jaffer comes up with epic reply after Queensland minister tells India to ‘play by the rule’
Ahead of the SCG Test at the Gabba, Team India made the headlines after it reportedly expressed their reluctance to go to Brisbane to play the fourth Test against Australia.
A report from Cricbuzz added that senior Indian players believe further restrictions would have a bad impact on mentally exhausted players.
In July, the Board of Control for Cricket in India chief Sourav Ganguly said that the team would tour Australia but had requested the local board to keep short quarantine periods for players.
“We don’t want the players to go all that far and sit in hotel rooms for two weeks. It is very, very depressing and disappointing,” he had said.
The report stated that a source inside the Indian team telling the media outlets that they are not interested in travelling to Brisbane in the present environment.
“If you look at it, we were quarantined for 14 days in Dubai before landing in Sydney and doing so for another 14 days. That means we were in a hard bubble for nearly a month before coming out. What we don’t want now is to quarantine again at the end of the tour,” the source told Cricbuzz.
“We aren’t keen on going to Brisbane if it means being stuck in the hotel again, except for going to the ground. Instead, we don’t mind being in some other city, playing both Test matches there to complete the series and returning home,” he added.“
“All we’re saying is the boys have been in various states of lockdowns and bubbles for nearly six months now. And it’s not been easy for anyone. If you look at it, we are one of only two teams who have had zero issues while being on a tour during this pandemic. After all this time, what we don’t want is to be sent into another hard bubble, which seems will be the case in Brisbane,” the source added.
Queensland government warns Team India
Queensland Shadow Minister minister Ros Bates stated that if Indians fail to stick to the guidelines they shouldn’t come. “If the Indians don’t want to play by the rules, don’t come,” said Bates.
Today I was asked about reports the Indian Cricket Team wants quarantine restrictions eased just for them, ahead of the upcoming Gabba Test. My response 👇 #Cricket #IndiavsAustralia @ICC @CricketAus pic.twitter.com/MV7W0rIntM
— Ros Bates MP (@Ros_Bates_MP) January 3, 2021
“If the Indian cricket team wants to spit the dummy and disregard quarantine guidelines in Brisbane for the fourth Test, then they shouldn’t come. The same rules must apply for everyone. Simple,” Queensland’s Shadow Sports Minister Tim ManderMander added.
Wasim Jaffer comes up with an epic reply
The new meme king, Jaffer once again made the headlines when he savagely trolled the Queensland minister for her ‘play by the rules, or don’t come’ comment. Jaffer posted a picture of England fast bowler Jofra Archer along with a caption. “Aus minister: “Play by our rules or don’t come”.Indian team with Border-Gavaskar trophy in the bag 😉”
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 3, 2021