Dirk Nannes criticises Australia’s lack of sportsman spirit

Nannes labeled the untoward on-field behaviour by Australian's as 'horrendous sportsmanship'.

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2015, 00:43 AM IST
Dirk Nannes criticises Australia’s lack of sportsman spirit

New Delhi: Former Australian speedster Dirk Nannes slammed Australian cricketers for showing lack of appreciation for the record-breaking knock of 290 by Ross Taylor on the fourth Day of the 2nd Test as none of the fielders congratulated the New Zealander.

According to few media reports, furious Nannes, labeled the untoward on-field behaviour by Australian's as 'horrendous sportsmanship'.

“Probably the biggest disappointment of that session is that after the innings, he’s made 290, not one person from the Australian camp went and shook his hand. In the spirit of the way this game has been played, and the game before, with the exception of that one incident with Mitchell Starc, I can’t help but be disappointed that nobody went out to him and shook his hand. It’s not that hard is it?

"You don’t have a guy bat for a day and a half out there and just not even acknowledge it, that’s horrendous sportsmanship,” said Nannes, while doing commentary during the match.

The home side has a crucial lead of 1-0 in the series.