New Delhi: Tweets laced with sarcasm dominated the cyber space after Australian team management decided to suspend four of its players, including vice-captain Shane Watson on breaching team protocol.
Watson along with pacers James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and batsman Usman Khawaja were dropped from the squad for the third Test and Watson is already on his way back home.
"On a positive note Ed Cowan`s presentation has just been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize," former Australia pacer Damien Fleming tweeted jokingly.
Fleming`s former team-mate Damien Martyn added: "Even bigger story @scgmacgill I`m batting 5 next test !!! iPad charged up PowerPoint done"
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff preferred to laugh it off at the plight of the sacked players.
"Amazing 4 Aussie players banned for not doing homework , I thought letting them play in the next test would be punishment enough #3-0india," he tweeted.
Flintoff`s ex-teammate and former England skipper Michael Vaughan too was at his sarcastic best.
"Bowl better,Bat better, Catch better,communicate better... Just bloody play better.... I am now available for Selection of Australia..!!!!!" he tweeted.
Former England batsman Mark Butcher added: "`If you want feedback listen to Hendrix`s Star Spangled Banner. I`m off to the nets` - things the Dog Ate My Homework 4 wished they`d said..."
First Published: Monday, March 11, 2013, 19:54