Cricket is yet to recover from the tragic blow it received at the expense of Phillip Hughes' life. The 25-year-old's untimely departure, from an unlikeliest of causes has shocked the sporting world. But as they say, the game must go on, in his profound remembrance and respect. And it must continue!
Like in dealing with any eventuality in life, the cricketing world is also asking, probing the matter which causes the sport to suffer and a loss of life. That's where the question of 'bouncers' arrived. We don't need to relive that tragic moment.
But the next big test for everyone associated with cricket, specially the Australians, will be to carry on playing it. And at their doorstep is a young Indian team waiting for the much anticipated Border-Gavaskar trophy, to be decided on a course of four-match Test series.
Amidst all the suffering and mourning, both the sides will play to win. Either side will deploy their best strategies, including time-proven tactics against known fallacies like the proverbial web of spin or chin-music.
Indians are known for dodgy batting against fast pace deliveries and bouncers. Especially on the fast tops Down Under, super talented Indian batsmen have struggled. And knowing this particular disliking, Aussies usually resort to their favourite chin-music.
However, the pertinent question worth asking and debating at the back-drop of Hughes tragedy is – Will Australia employ the dreaded bouncers against the Indians. The last Ashes series witnessed the ferocity – with which fast bowling was once associated – revived by the likes of Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle.
We at Zeenews.com invite you to share your thoughts on whether Australia should stick with their traditional chin music chorus or give Indians a pace reprieve.