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Australian media is more worried about Indian pitches and stadiums than the performance of their players. After a horrific show at the Nagpur pitch, when Australian media should highlight the Australian batters' flaws, the headlines in Australian media are more on Indian pitches.

Hours after BCCI announced that the third Test has been shifted from Dharamsala to Indore citing recent construction at the stadium, Fox Cricket re-shared the news by giving an interesting twist to it. “The third India Test has been moved to a new venue … where Ravichandran Ashwin averages 12.50 with the ball," read the tweet from Fox Cricket.

Meanwhile, veteran Indian wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik has now taken a sly dig at the Australian media by claiming that these mind games would end up hurting Australian players instead of Rohit Sharma and Co.

“The admin here clearly is one hell of a worrier, seems to play more mind games with the Australian team than the other way around," wrote Karthik on Twitter.

Earlier, Australian media alleged that the Nagpur pitch was ‘doctored’ right before the first Test match, and quite recently they have made allegations that their practice session at Nagpur pitch was hampered by groundsmen after the staff watered the surface. Notably, Team India registered a massive innings win in 1st Test. While Ravindra Jadeja picked 5 wickets in first innings, R Ashwin was the star with the ball in the second innings as he picked his 31st fifer in Tests.  The second Test will begin on February 17 in Delhi.