Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Australia’s star batsman Marnus Labuschange is facing the wrath of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s fans on social media after a reply to India great on Twitter.

As per reports, Sachin had tweeted for the Indian women’s cricket team on the eve of India’s first cricket match in Commonwealth Games 2022.

“Wonderful to see cricket back in the Commonwealth Games. Hope this takes our beautiful game to newer audiences. Best wishes to @BCCIWomen’s team for their #CWG22 campaign,” Sachin had tweeted.

India played Australia in the opening game which they lost by three wickets on July 29.

Replying to Sachin’s tweet, Labuschange wrote, “Agreed Sachin. Aus v India is going to be an amazing opener too.”

Though there was nothing disrespectful in the tweet, some Sachin fans did not like the fact that a junior player like Marnus did not call him ‘Sir’ and addressed him just as ‘Sachin’.

The fans slammed Labuschagne and even went on to say that Marnus was in nappies when Sachin was scoring tons of runs and the Australian should show some respect to the legend. 

Others said that all Indian players call Sachin as either ‘Paaji’ or ‘sir’.
 “You were in your nappies Labuschagne when he made his debut at least give him some respect,” wrote a fan.

“Marnus behave yourself. Sachin sir is like your father and obviously Sachin sir is known as God of cricket so you should call him sir,” tweeted another fan.