India’s tour of Australia: Sony celebrates intense rivalry, controversies

India’s tour of Australia: Sony celebrates intense rivalry, controversies

International cricket for India will regain its significance as Virat Kohli & Co. launch their campaign Down Under next month for a full tour featuring three T20 Internationals, four Tests and three One-Day Internationals between November 21 and January 18.

The series in India will be broadcast live and exclusive by Sony Pictures Network.

The Cricket Australia media rights holder for India, Sony Pictures Network has launched its build-up for one of the most significant international cricket series with a short video that captures the essence of high octane, on-field tussles in the sport.

The intensity of India-Australia cricket series has resulted in monkey gate like controversies which though unceremoniously have overpowered the action in the middle. That significance of the game will be brought to the fore yet again for the Indian cricket fan, deprived of competitive and quality games for a while now.

India and Australia play their cricket with an unmatched intensity with no one ready to give an inch. This unmatchable desire to win at all costs has seen incidents which for purists may become kind of a blot on the so-called gentlemen’s game. This desire to win at all costs had made “bodyline series” like happenings a not so glorious, but integral part of cricket history.

It is the same commitment to excel at all costs that makes international cricket duels between the India and Australia synonymous with controversies and tussles worth making the sport what fans look forward too.

After all, sport without competition and intensity is no fun. Sony is making this rare trait the USP for the series.