AUS v IND 2020-21: “Sportspersons can’t just be flippant”- Alyssa Healy slammed for her quarantine remark by Chopra and Dasgupta

Alyssa Healy, Australia woman cricketer, and wife of the national men’s team pacer Mitchell Starc, recently made a critical comment on India’s cricket team over their complaints about the quarantine facility in Brisbane for the final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Recently, Team India allegedly complained that they were locked up in the hotel rooms despite the hotel being empty and even not permitted to train and use any of the hotel amenities. 

In response, Healy shared a sarcastic post on Twitter to take a dig at India’s complaints about the hotel facilities by saying the Australian and New Zealand teams also quarantined in the same hotel last year.

She had tweeted: “The Aus and NZ women’s teams did their quarantine in the same hotel last year. Here’s a shock – we survived….”.

???????? – the Aus and NZ women’s teams did their quarantine in the same hotel last year. Here’s a shock – we survived….
— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) January 13, 2021

Following the post, Healy was heavily criticized by Indian fans and now former Indian cricketers Deep Dasgupta and Aakash Chopra also hit out at the Australia women cricketer for her “irresponsible remarks” on the Indian team by saying such “impulsive people” should be “very very careful” of posting something like this on social media since being a sports icon.

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Dasgupta said on Sports Today: “Oh absolutely, no two ways, we all have to be very very responsible, especially sports people as we are taken very seriously. Like it or not, we have responsibilities, we have duties, so we have to be very very careful about what we say and how we say it, how we communicate and the language.”

He further added, “You can’t just say I don’t care, you have to care, and especially in this day and age where the social media is so vibrant. You have got to be careful and treat yourself seriously and you can’t just be flippant.”

Meanwhile, Chopra said: “Yes, I really think quite strongly for a fair amount of time (before putting up a post). This platform, social media is not for impulsive people. And sports people, public figures and the media influencers can also be very impulsive.”

He signed off by saying, “So the whole thing is that don’t be impulsive. Think 25 times or 1000 times before you actually post it because you might end up regretting it later.”

(With India Today Inputs)

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