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It’s up to the Australian players how they want to approach the game.

I think most of the vitriol directed at Kohli has a racist element to it.

I don’t remember anyone complaining about Curtley Ambrose saying something mean or Viv Richards giving a nasty look.

This Australian team are precious snowflakes and our coach is an oddball.

The double standard: If Virat Kohli can show passion, Australia can too

I think there’s a bit of a racism about this.

A lot of people don’t like the idea of an Indian upstart not being intimidated by Aussies.

They can’t reconcile the idea of us being the servant and Kohli being the master.

The double standard: If Virat Kohli can show passion, Australia can too

Longmire is a relic from an era where footballers played and not mimbo athletes.

John Longmire shows his Swans how it's done

It would be like those great Australia vs West Indies series 25+ years ago if we had two teams of Kohlis.

The double standard: If Virat Kohli can show passion, Australia can too

We should be doctoring pitches because all the teams in Asia do it to get an advantage.

Perth pitch no guaranteed perk for Aussies

I like how Kohli goes about it and he isn’t doing anything wrong.

Australia only changed their “standards” 9 months ago because they were caught blatantly cheating.

Before that they’d think nothing of giving someone a gobful.

It’s only because Australia cheated that they have suddenly adopted these new “standards” where we are afraid to embrace the ruthless pursuit of victory and instead preach these hollow, corny slogans like “elite honesty”.

Australia only have these new “standards” out of guilt and trying to recover the moral high ground — which they can’t and never will.

The double standard: If Virat Kohli can show passion, Australia can too

He’s right. There needs to be accountability.

You take a bold gamble and it fails, you need to pay.

The sensible choice was putting a proven opener in Joe Burns in as opener.

Why Brad Hodge believes the selectors should go if Aaron Finch fails

As much as I dislike the racist NSL teams that define themselves along ethnic lines, you need a promotion and relegation system involving those teams.

It’s never going to work otherwise.

More A-League teams for Sydney and Melbourne: Did the FFA get their A-League expansion decision right?

Glory haven’t been relevant for 15 years. They make strong moves to make the side competitive and people complain because not enough Western Australians in the side.

I don’t know what to say about this article.

Why I'm struggling to get behind the Glory

We could do without this nutty “elite mateship” and “elite honesty” drivel.

Slogans don’t work to begin with, but to come up with such corny, cheesy slogans as a way of “righting wrongs” shows that Langer really isn’t in touch with reality.

Seven months in, what’s the verdict on Justin Langer?

Exactly.

Starc isn’t at his best, but he’s still taking wickets.

Shaun Marsh just had the worst run of an Aussie batsman in 130 years and no-one was really talking about dropping him despite being in his mid-30’s and having fairly mediocre Test average of 35.

The glaring problem right now is Finch as opener. He’s not even good enough to open for his state side, yet he’s opening for his country against one of the best Test team in the world.

Dumb selection that cost us the First Test and likely the series.

Perth pitch no guaranteed perk for Aussies

The Perth pitch has been talked up every year for the past 15 years as harking back to the glory days of the 80’s.

Then it turns out to be flatter than a road or spin friendly by about day two.

Perth pitch no guaranteed perk for Aussies

Langer’s record is now 6 wins, 1 draw and 17 losses from 24 matches as coach.

5 of those wins came in T20 matches.

Of those 5 wins, 3 of those wins were against the UAE and Zimbabwe.

This is absolutely appalling.

Seven months in, what’s the verdict on Justin Langer?

I believe the numbers, but the people in the stands wildly cheering on the Indian side couldn’t possibly be Australian citizens who moved their lives here.

They’d be cheering for their home country of Australia if they were Australia.

The Test where the Australian bowling attack showed the top order how to bat

Kohli captains a side representing 1.3 billion cricket-mad people.

I don’t think he really cares if some Aussie snowflakes have their feelings hurt.

Do Australian cricket fans really understand Virat Kohli?

Our country might have pledged to be nice guys and not winners, but not every other country should have to abide by our set of standards.

At the moment, our side uses mental weakness as almost a badge of honour.

Langer has his side playing the role of victims, obsessing over whether an opponent celebrated too excitedly, whether they were big meanies that said something to hurt one of our snowflakes feelings.

Do Australian cricket fans really understand Virat Kohli?

They are just celebrating, trying to get in the heads of the mentally weak Aussie players.

India prove they are not Kohli-centric

Starc and Cummins are all rounders. Their batting averages are only 5 runs worse than Mitch Marsh and vastly superior bowlers. Stoinis is not a Test player. He’s not Andy Symonds.

Let’s calm down about this Perth pitch. For the last 15 years the curator has said it will be a fast, bouncy track that harks back to the WACA pitches of the 80’s. And then it ends up being a road or spin friendly.

I don’t understand what Langer is doing with Finch. Finch is not good enough to open in Shield matches, let alone against the best Test team in the world. I don’t think he’s even good enough to be a middle overs batsman at Test level.

The Finch selection cost us the First Test and the series. The Mitch Marsh (and Shaun) selection cost us the UAE series.

In previous years you could get away with playing favourites, picking mates, picking “good blokes” because we were so dominant at home.

Not now. You’ve got to nail every selection and not have obvious holes in the line up much like Finch is and Mitch Marsh was. To me this in unforgivable to not get something as basic as not picking Finch right.

Langer’s record is now 6 wins, 1 draw and 17 losses from 24 matches as coach.

5 of those wins came in T20 matches.

Of those 5 wins, 3 of those wins were against the UAE and Zimbabwe.

This is absolutely appalling.

Australia vs India: Five first-Test takeaways

They couldn’t possibly live here.

If I uprooted my life to India, if I gained Indian citizenship, if I had an Indian passport, if I pledged my allegiance to India, I’d feel treasonous if I didn’t support India. That would be my home.

There’s no way that the tens of thousands of Indian supporters at those matches are Aussie citizens.

They are surely tourists.

The Test where the Australian bowling attack showed the top order how to bat

Credit to the Indian supporters though. They have travelled a long way to passionately support their country. It must be a real boon to Australian tourism to have tens of thousands Indians coming to Australia to fervently support their countrymen.

It’s almost like we bat ourselves into holes. 15 year ago we’d score at 4 an over no trouble. Now we aim for 2.5 per over.

Even in ODIs. The Hobart game we were chasing a 300+ total yet Marsh and Stoinis were at the crease just pushing it around for dot balls for 7 overs. Stoinis eventually took chances and hit a lot of boundaries, but for all his big hitting only managed 63 off 76.

You’ve got to be turning the strike over constantly.

The Test where the Australian bowling attack showed the top order how to bat

His average in Australia is still in the 50’s.

Look, if he still can’t post a decent innings after the Sydney Test I’ll happily sink the boot in.

But he has time to turn things around against Australia and I back him to do so. The guy is a proven winner, has no fear of Australia (T20 WC 2016 his innings against Australia was one of the best I have ever watched).

I love his attitude. Love his style. Such a pure cricketer, a proven winner, aggressive and in your face.

We need MEN like Kohli.

India prove they are not Kohli-centric

I love Kohli’s attitude, will to win, how he gets under the skin of opponents.

Psychological tactics are an important part of any sport. The Aussies would rather be viewed as beta males than hard edged professional sportsmen.

Our cricket team is following a similar trajectory as the Wallabies. Unfortunately for us the Pacific Nations don’t play cricket.

Sure, we probably win with Smith and Warner, but we are hugely dominant in Australian conditions and India have historically struggled. The margin flattered us due to the tail wagging.

Smith will be 30 by next year’s Ashes, Warner just turned 32. Even if Smith sticks around until 35, I don’t think you’ll be able to rely on him averaging 60. He will drop off or slump at some point.

India prove they are not Kohli-centric

In 2015, the writing was on the wall about 4 rounds in.

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Feels good man

Australian batting woes, Mitchell Starc's form, India's potent attack and more: Five talking points from the first Test

If we got our selections right, we’d possibly only have to win 1 of the next 3 to win the series.

Winning one-third of our remaining matches is a lot easier than two-thirds.

Cost us a home Test series the Finch selection. Disgraceful.

How did Mitch Marsh go in the Shield match?

Australian batting woes, Mitchell Starc's form, India's potent attack and more: Five talking points from the first Test