The Day One of the third Test between Australia and India was supposed to be a massive day of cricket for both the sides, given the four-match series was tied 1-1. The stakes were high for both the teams, but for one player, the occasion was bigger than anyone else.
Mayank Agarwal, drafted into the playing XI after KL Rahul and Murali Vijay's failures at the top of the order, was making his Test debut. Despite coming up against a prudent fast-bowling attack and spin-genius in Nathan Lyon, he looked very comfortable. In his very first innings, he made a brilliant 76, helping India dominate the Day One.
While fans cheered for the youngster for his brilliant display, a couple of critics failed short of praising him, and instead went ahead and mocked him. Former Australian opener Mark Waugh and Kerry O'Keefe, during their commentary stint in the ongoing Test, made some very unpleasant comments.
Waugh reportedly ridiculed the Indian opener by stating that his First Class average in excess of 50 is equal to 40 in Australia's domestic cricket. O'Keefe's statements were worse, as he reportedly stated that the 304 scored by Agarwal was apparently against a Railways canteen staff.
Indian fans on Twitter were angry with the comments by the two commentators, and hit out at them for mocking a player who was making his Test debut.