Hello and welcome to WWOS coverage of Day 2 of Gabba’s Australia-India litmus test.
Play will resume at 11 a.m. AEDT with Australia 5-274 and Tim Paine and Cameron Green in the crease.
In the meantime, former Australian captain Greg Chappell wrote a fascinating open letter to current skipper Paine in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Chappell detailed his huge regret over the infamous armpit incident and urged Paine to roll up his socks after the cursing and hand sledding at SCG.
“Abuse is not acceptable in any workplace and speaking, in my opinion, is cheap. It doesn’t show his strength. On the contrary, it shows a weakness of character, ”wrote Chappell.
“I urge you to convince the team to let the stick and the ball do the talking and set better examples for millions of impressionable little boys and girls, lest they start to emulate the worst instincts and actions of their heroes. sportsmen.
“It will be the greatest legacy you can leave.
“You have led Australia with flair, courage and humor and have contributed immensely to rebuilding the image of Australian cricket following the events in Cape Town three years ago. I urge you to continue to lead the way you have been the harbor master’s office since you took office.
“I would hate a bad day to undo all the good work you and your team have been doing.
“Your mea culpa and your promise to do better after Sydney is a step in the right direction. It shows contrition and determination to get things back on track. I have no doubt that you have a year or two of good cricket left in you, and the detractors piling up right now, should judge you on time, and not on the basis of a crazy afternoon. “