Marcus Labuschagne is one of the leading and prominent batsmen of Australian cricket and especially in the Test series cricket. What is interesting to note is that nowadays Labuschagne is a lot in talks however it is not at all for his gameplay but for something else. This Australian batsman grabbed attention due to his controversial reply to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar‘s recent tweet.
Tendulkar recently made a tweet wishing luck to the Indian Cricket Team at the Commonwealth Games 2022
The last time cricket was a part of the Commonwealth Games was in the year 1998. This sport made its return after 24 years to the Commonwealth Games thus he tweeted this, so, to wish good luck to the Indian Women’s Cricket team for their match against the Australian Women’s team.
“Wonderful to see cricket back in the Commonwealth Games. Hope this takes our beautiful game to newer audiences. Best wishes to @BCCIWomen’s team for their #CWG22 campaign,”
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 29, 2022
Reacting to Tendulkar’s tweet Labuschangne made his comment over the opener match of CWG.
To Tendulkar’s warm tweet the currently No. 2 test batsman in the world Labuschagne replied,
“Agreed Sachin. Aus v India is going to be an amazing opener too.”
and this reply has landed him in the territory of controversies.
Agreed Sachin. Aus v India is going to be an amazing opener too 👏🏼
— Marnus Labuschagne (@marnus3cricket) July 29, 2022
Marnus Labuschagne’s tweet has been facing the wrath of fans on Twitter. He came under a huge pit of fire for addressing Sachin with no respect and simply by his name. Netizens were quick to respond to this occurrence. Considering the age and generation gap between them many Indian fans and devotees of Tendulkar pounced on the Aussie batsman for not calling Tendulkar “Sachin Sir”.
28-year-old Labuschagne received a lot of criticizing tweets over his reply.
Here are a few reactions of the Master Blaster’s fans:
You were in your nappies labuschagne when he made his debut atleast give him some respect.
— Shivendra Singh (@shiv_speaks) July 29, 2022
Sachin? No Indian players talk to him like this. Show some respects
— 🏏 (@TweetECricket) July 29, 2022
Give him some respect mate 😑
have you forgotten he is one of greatest cricket!! ❤️
— Hamza Ali (@hamza_ali83) July 29, 2022
Oyeee marnus maa baap ne kuch sikhya nhi ky …
He is master of all ur aussie sir mind it
— Nitish Mishra 🇮🇳 (घर में रहें-सुरक्षित रहें ) (@nitishmishra421) July 30, 2022
Mr. marnus, Sachin is almost double ur age. And his records tripple of yours. Have some respect while taking name.
— Kalpesh B S,VIDEO JOURNALIST (@kalpeshsawardek) July 29, 2022
Just say…. sachin sir ❤️
He is god of cricket 🏏
— ɪᴛꜱ ᴠ ɪ ꜱ ʜ ᴀ ʟ 🇮🇳🥀🌿 (@itsvish95) July 29, 2022
In 2020 Tendulkar highly praised Labuschagne for his brilliant skills.
In February 2020 master blaster was asked which modern-day batsman reminds you of yourself to which he replied the Aussie batsman Labuschagne is the one. He gave the biggest of all compliments to Labuschagne by praising his footwork, he said,
“His footwork is so precise. So he would be the one I would say,”
Labuschagne in return responded,
“Amazing words from someone of that caliber. I was very grateful for his words and just stoked really”
While many netizens are denouncing Labuschagne for how he did not address Tendulkar with respect some are also signifying by tweeting that calling someone by their name is no sign of disrespect in the Western culture. It is normal and we all must accept it.
Pls understand cultural differences before you tweet. Sir culture doesn’t exist as much down under
— ASAP (@aniketsapre) July 29, 2022
I am an Indian immigrant in the U.S. It is not considered a disrespect calling anyone by their first name here or in Australia. We don’t say sir after first name. When we need or want to address someone, we can either by first name or by Mr. And the last name. Both are fine.
— Sam Mookerjee (@s_mookerjee) July 31, 2022
What is your take on this?