Prominent Indian players including Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishab Pant, Navdeep Saini and Prithvi Shaw have been placed in isolation and an investigation launched into a possible breach of the COVID 19 bio security protocol by them, said Cricket Australia on Saturday. It all started after a fan released a video of the players eating at an indoor restaurant on Twitter on Friday.
The fan reportedly seated close to the players and also talked about getting a hug from Rishabh Pant, a wicket keeper of Team India. Report suggest that he also paid bill for the meals of the players. However, he denied it later after it raised serious questions on a breach of protocol. “Clarification – Pant never hugged me it was all said in excitement we maintained social distance all thru:) Apologies for miscommunication” his second tweet said.
“The Board of Control of Cricket in India and Cricket Australia were today altered to a video post on social media that purported to show Rohit Sharma, Rishab Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini eating at an indoor venue in Melbourne on New Year’s day” said CA in a statement.
“In the interim, on the advice of the Australian and Indian medical teams, the aforementioned players have been placed in isolation as a precaution. This will include separating the group of players from the broader Indian and Australian squads when traveling and at the training venue,” the statement added. Meanwhile, a set of fans started criticizing the players on seeing the details of the restaurant bill of the players.
People blaming only Rohit Sharma for this beef bill, but there was 4 other player. No one is talking about thrm.— Vaibhav 🇮🇳 (@1997Indian) January 2, 2021
Rohit is targeted for Being Brahmin and most successful captain in IPL. pic.twitter.com/plIwYJzu38
After seeing “beef” taking place in their bill, the fans started thrashing the players of Team India. “Shame on such players who eats beef and call themselves Indian players shame on such people” said an online user whereas a fan wanted team India to lose all the matches for the players of it consuming beef.
Indian Players having Beef isn't expected and appreciated.— Yash Budhrani 🇮🇳 (@yash_ysb) January 2, 2021
Meanwhile Pigs like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli always tweet about Hindu festivals not safe and harmful.
Now I wish India loses all matches & never achieve success. India should loose against Bermuda also.
🇦🇺- Indian cricketers dine at a restaurant in a possible breach of protocol— Kiran Tony (@s_kirantony) January 2, 2021
🇮🇳- How can they eat beef and pork! Boycott the players who ate beef. Management should make sure they are served only paneer from the milk of country cows
🇦🇺 : 5 Indian players enjoying restaurant food breaching bio bubble protocols.— Pa₹idhi $₹ivastava ➐🏏 (@BeingKohlicious) January 2, 2021
🇮🇳 : Oo Maa Go.. They were eating beef. They were eating pork.
MS Dhoni only ate Fruits and drank milk whenever he went on overseas tour.— SubbuS (@Subbu_06) January 2, 2021
But today Indian players are having beef in a restaurant that is paid by a fan.
What a fall after the legend retired!!
This is not my Indian team!!
Et tu brute Rohit!!! And we were hailing them for vada pav eaters! This should be investigated!!! 😠😠😠 https://t.co/3SOj8ycFDe— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) January 2, 2021
Indian players are being charged for#BioBubbleBreach #BioSecurity in Australia for eating indoors in their own country.— Mohan Raj (@mohanrajtn) January 2, 2021
Why can't they just shut the shops that serve indoor food?
If this is true, Bigger question will be, Who ate Beef? pic.twitter.com/kzdIYWKpUy
A Beef eater can't be Hindu & there can't be any compromise over it giving excuses like legality or Territories— Squint Neon (@TheSquind) January 2, 2021
Four players of Indian cricket team eat beef, and people support them. Stop watching cricket. Life's good without them.— Ankur (@GaikwadAnkur) January 2, 2021
India and Australia are going to face each other in the third test on 7th of January. Rohit Sharma and David Warner are expected to join Team India and Australia respectively. Thangarasu Natarajan looks promising to get added into Team India as well.