Remember the epic promo that introduced Australia's tour of India for the Twenty20 and ODI series, the one in which former Indian opener Virender Sehwag acts as a babysitter managing infants dressed in Australian jerseys roaming around the dressing room cluelessly, crying?
Yeah, that promo just backfired.
Australia's T20I series against the Men in Blue is a testament to the fact that they are not only an assembly of mature, elite class cricketers but also one of the dominating teams in the world. Handing Team India their first series defeat on Indian soil in 40 months, Aaron Finch and Co. swept the series clean.
The first match showed the immense potential the extremely talented bowlers of the Australian cricket team consist of. Following the leadership of pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile (Man of the Match), the bowlers blew away every batsman that pose a threat. Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik were some of the witnesses of the storm that the Australian bowling was. Limiting Virat Kohli's side to a mere total of 126, they won the game with three wickets to spare.
The second match, on the other hand, showed the team's batting prowess. All-rounder Glenn Maxwell took over the game with his thunderous innings in which he scored 119 runs in just 55 deliveries to bring home the game and the series in a jiffy.
When the India-Australia promo came out, a lot of people were unhappy with the “cockiness” the Indian side displayed in the name of casual sledging and friendly banter. The fact that India won their ODI and Test series during their time Down Under against a depleted Australian side was hugely missed out on.
Back in the day, Australian cricket legend Matthew Hayden sent out a tweet as well, warning Indians against underestimating the team and boy, was he correct in doing so.February 11, 2019
Just as the promo ended with Sehwag expressing his concerns about the chances of Australia defeating our boys, reality has struck Indian cricket fans like lightning and might as well be a reminder of exactly how strong their side can be, especially with the 2019 World Cup coming up.