The Australian team is notorious for winning matches by sledding all over the world. When the players of Australia start to get battered in front of the opposing team on the field, then they start making personal comments on the batsmen and bowlers. One such incident happened with Robin Uthappa.
Robin Uthappa revealed big on 2007 Australia Series
Robin Uthappa has made interesting revelations about matches between India and Australia in 2007. He told that there was a lot of sledding in the T20 World Cup matches that year and then in the T20 and seven ODI series in India. Robin Uthappa told that whenever the two teams collided at that time, the players used to tell each other a lot.
Matthew Hayden was very angry with Uthappa
Matthew Hayden became angry at something about Robin Uthappa in the 2007 Australia series. He stopped talking to the Indian player. Hayden did not talk to Uthappa for two-three years. Robin Uthappa said that it all started with the semi-final match of the T20 World Cup in Durban.
Did not talk for 3 years
Robin Uthappa, who has played match-winning innings for India many times, said that Matthew Hayden told me something that I cannot repeat and I also retorted.
After this, he did not talk to me for two-three years. He was very indifferent towards me. It used to feel bad. Because all that happened to win. I wanted to win and made them as uncomfortable as I could.
Significantly, in the only T20 match held in India during the 2007 tour of Australia, Team India defeated Australia. Then Australia got success in ODI series. They won the series 4–2. But the work of taunting in those matches was going on.
Uthappa has played 46 ODIs and 13 T20 matches for India. In ODIs, he has scored 934 runs at an average of 26, while he has scored 249 runs in 12 innings of 13 T20s. This year, he is playing IPL for Chennai Super Kings, for which Matthew Hayden also used to play IPL.