India and Australia developed a pretty intense rivalry and Indian drummer Robin Uthappa revealed that former Australian opener Matthew Hayden, one of the drummers he greatly admired, had not spoken to him for 2-3 years after being dragged in the India vs 2007 game. Australia Series.
Uthappa, who was at his peak in the 2006-08 season for India, revealed how an incredible amount of luge there is whenever the two times face each other. 2007 was the year India defeated Australia in the semifinals of the inaugural T20 World Cup, then faced off in a single T20 series and a seven-game ODI series.
The amount of luge that happened in this match was incredible: Robin Uthappa on the luge in the 2007 T20 World Cup semi-final in Durban
Uthappa spoke about how the two teams faced each other constantly, describing how it all started in the tight semi-final – in Durban – of the T20 World Cup in South Africa.
“The amount of tobogganing that happened in this game was incredible. I remember people trying me and at that point, when they tried, very few people fought back. Only Zak bhai (Zaheer Khan) was one of them and a few other fast bowlers. But none of the drummers returned it, “ Uthappa told comedian Sorabh Pant on his YouTube show “ Wake Up With Sorabh ”.
“In this match, Gauti (Gautam Gambhir) returned it. I handed it over to Andrew Symonds, Mitchell Johnson, Brad Haddin. The toughest I encountered in this game was Matthew Hayden. He inspired me as a person and a drummer. In fact, my kick was chosen on him. I remember Haydos was at bat and in that game he was attacking me and that’s when I decided, ‘Okay, I’m going to give it back’. So when they came to bat, I gave it to them. And he happened to Haydos at one point, as he was knockingAdded Uthappa.
Matthew Hayden didn’t speak to me for 2-3 years. It would be very cold for me: Robin Uthappa
Uthappa revealed that the sledging between the two was so brutal that it left both men, especially Hayden, a little more offended as he stopped talking to Uthappa for the next 2-3 years and often chilled him. to the shoulders whenever the two met.
“He told me something that I won’t repeat and I said something to him. He didn’t speak to me for 2-3 years. He would have very cold shoulders with me. And it hurt. Because at that point, it was all about winning. I wanted to win and make them as uncomfortable as possible, and I did. We won but I missed interacting with someone who really inspired me ”. said Uthappa.
India beat Australia in a T20I single match at home, just a week after winning the T20 World Cup in South Africa.