2014 was going to be a touch year as far as Indian cricket was concerned. After all, when the year began, they were already in South Africa, participating in a two-Test series. This was to be followed by a tour of New Zealand
When India resumed play on day two of the opening Test, they had a fair chance of restricting the Australians to a score of under 350, provided they bowled well, which is what they did rather surprisingly on the opening day.
With the number of players being penalised for the altercation between Indian and Australian players during the course of the two Tests so far, the questions of sledging, gamesmanship and mind games have begun again.
So, the cat finally seems to be out of the bag. The unrest in the dressing room, which MS Dhoni was referring to, during the fourth day of the Test at Gabba in Brisbane was created by the spat between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, if latest news reports are to be believed.