First the Indian players, now Haydos! Matthew Hayden continues the mocking of Aussie cricketers following second Test debacle with brutal act
- Matthew Hayden has mocked Aussie cricket team
- Took a broom on the pitch in Delhi for Star Sports
- Third Test against India begins in Indore on March 1
Australian cricket great Matthew Hayden has been captured mocking Pat Cummins’ side after their capitulation at the crease on day three of the second Test in Delhi which gifted India the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Hayden, 51, was spotted clutching a broom on the pitch as he filmed a post match segment for Star Sports.
It followed Australia losing nine wickets in just 91 minutes of play, with six of the 10 dismissals coming via the sweep shot.
Australia were rolled for just 118, with the hosts winning by six wickets.
If any former Aussie cricketer can comment on sweeping in the subcontinent, it is the burly Queenslander.
Australian cricket great Matthew Hayden has been captured mocking Pat Cummins’ side after their capitulation at the crease on day three of the second Test in Delhi
Hayden, 51, was spotted clutching a broom while wearing a pink hat (pictured) as he filmed a post match segment for Star Sports
On the 2001 tour of India, Hayden plundered 549 runs at an average of 109.80 – with the highlight a commanding knock of 203 in Chennai in the third Test of the series.
The man they call ‘Haydos’ was dumbfounded at the poor shot selections in Delhi, labelling the batting card a ‘disaster.’
‘What we have seen here is a disaster for Australia,’ he told Star Sports viewers.
‘They have gone way over the edge in terms of their aggressive play.
‘What professional in life just hopes? ‘You’ve got to have a method and you have to think on your feet.’
Speaking on Sky Sports radio on Monday, former Test captain Michael Clarke called for Hayden to be introduced into the Australian camp as a coaching consultant.
‘You’ve got Matthew Hayden in India at the moment commentating and Mark Waugh as well. They’re at the ground.
‘So it’d be a no-brainer to go to someone like Matthew Hayden, who is a massive sweeper. He’s probably the only Australian batsman that has had success sweeping in India.
It followed Australia losing nine wickets in just 91 minutes of play, with six of the 10 dismissals coming via the sweep shot (pictured, Pat Cummins)
Skipper Cummins came under fire for producing a slog sweep (pictured) in the second Test in Delhi on his first ball
‘I think if you just stay in your bubble in situations like this, that’s where it gets harder because you keep making the same mistakes and the fans get crazier.
‘Do some things to try and get better.’
Australia head into the third Test in Indore, which begins on March 1, in a state of turmoil.
Captain Pat Cummins has already flown home for personal reasons, and fast bowler Josh Hazlewood will take no part after he failed to recover from an Achilles injury.
Veteran David Warner could also yet still fly home, with scans revealing a hairline fracture in his arm to add to his concussion dramas.
The position in the XI of the 36-year-old was already under a cloud, with reports selectors were considering playing Travis Head at the top of the order.
Warner entered last year’s Boxing Day Test against South Africa — his 100th match — under extreme pressure to retain his spot.
He silenced his critics, plundering 200 at the MCG to end a Test-century drought dating to January 2020.
Warner’s Test record in India is abysmal, averaging only 21.78.
He has previously stated he wants to continue playing Tests until at least the end of this year’s Ashes in England.
Warner averages 45.47 and has scored 25 centuries from 103 Tests.