India is all set to lock horns with Australia in four-match Test series, starting February 9 in Nagpur. Ahead of the first Test, the Men in Blue have already resumed practice in Nagpur, while the visitors continue to train in Bengaluru at the Alur stadium. But in a viral video which is doing rounds on the internet, a shocking incident took place.
In the video where the Rohit Sharma-led side is seen checking in at a hotel, Indian pacers in Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik were seen refusing as a hotel staff tried to put a tilak on the forehead of the players. However, they weren’t the only one. Team India bowling coach Vikram Rathour and another member of the support staff in Hari Prasad Mohan refused to apply tilak on check-in.
Watch the video:
However, it is said to be an old video as young Indian pacer Umran Malik is not a part of the Indian Test squad for the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Twitterati did not shy away from lashing out at the two Indian players, while a few of them also took to notice the other members who refused.
Check out the reactions here: