New Zealand couldn't make it past India in the Cricket World Cup semi-final this week and an Australian has already let us know his feelings about it.
In true Australian cricketer fashion, former all-rounder Simon O’Donnell reckons the Blackcaps were far too nice.
During Virat Kohli’s 117-run innings, the Indian legend suffered some cramping. So, our boys checked on him, made sure he was alright and even grabbed his bat after he threw it.
Nice, right? WRONG! According to O’Donnel, that is blasphemous behaviour.
“Why would you go and help Virat Kohli when he had a cramp, when they're heading for 400? In a World Cup semi-final?" He said on SEN.
"Spirit of the game is playing within the laws. Virat Kohli is tearing your country apart and you want to go over and give him a hand."
"Under no circumstances should you have gone within 20 metres of Virat Kohli when he had a cramp. He threw his bat away and one of the Kiwis went and picked it up.”
“'Go and pick your own bat up while you've got a sore hamstring and a cramp. Stop hitting us for sixes and fours'. I don't get it, I just don't get it.”
“Stuff helping him out, he's made 50 one-day hundreds, why help him make the 50th against you in a World Cup semi-final? Give me a spell."
That is quite literally one of the most Australian things I’ve ever heard. I get it, you want to win, but you win by playing better. I doubt us being nice had any effect on the outcome of the game.
India will face Australia in the Cricket World Cup final this Sunday night and I will be keeping a close eye on any niceties performed by the Aussies.