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Australian Cricketer Alyssa Healy Takes A Dig At Indian Team’s Quarantine Hotel Complaints

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Australian cricketer Alyssa Healy took a potshot at the Indian Cricket Team on Wednesday, over their complaints of a quarantine hotel in Brisbane. The 30-year-old, responding to an article on Twitter that elaborated on the concerns of the men’s team from India, said that the Australian and New Zealand women’s teams “did their quarantine” at the same hotel, sardonically stating that they “survived.” Healy’s remark has sparked outrage on social media, especially since it comes on the heels of controversies surrounding racism and sledging faced by the Indian team in their test series against Australia.

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On Tuesday, the Indian Cricket Team reportedly checked into Sofitel, a five-star hotel in Brisbane, where they were to quarantine after travel. They alleged the hotel was a “prison” on many accounts. Healy, who plays from Australia on the women’s national team as well as the domestic New South Wales team, retorted on social media, saying the women’s teams had “survived” quarantine in the same hotel without such complaints. See her tweet below: 

A source from the Indian contingent told Times of India that their movement was restricted despite the hotel being empty. “We are locked up in our rooms, have to make our own beds, clean our own toilets… we can’t use any amenities in the hotel including the swimming pool and the gym,” they were quoted saying.

The team, which suffered injuries during the test against Australia, has reportedly raised complaints about basic essentials not being available to them for recovery. As per reports, the feedback has been relayed to BCCI.

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Harsha Bhogle, Other Cricketers React To Healy’s Comments

Australian cricketer Trent Copeland, responding to the article Healy shared, which mentions the Indian team is having to make their own beds in quarantine, also took a sarcastic tone in the comments. “I mean seriously, who makes their own bed ??” he wrote with a laughing emoji. To this, Indian cricket veteran Harsha Bhogle remarked that Healy and Trent’s reactions were to “quotes picked out of a larger conversation.” He further asked the Australian cricketers to “cut each other some slack.”

Read their exchange below: 

Even Healy responded to a social media user who pointed out that the Indian Cricket Team was in a bio-bubble against long months of travelling. To this, Healy remarked that other cricketers hadn’t been home in a long time too but she hadn’t “heard them whinge yet.”

https://twitter.com/ahealy77/status/1349259139533266947

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