Let us have a look at some of the biggest cricket controversies between Aussies and Men-In-Blue which shocked the entire world:

Sunil Gavaskar march-off incident (1981)
India's batting legend and highly respected cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar marched off with anger when he was declared out by umpire Rex Whitehead. While this doesn't sound too bad, what triggered controversy was Gavaskar's order to fellow batsman Chetan Chauhan to leave the field with him. Indian management was quick enough to react and asked Chetan to go back to the pitch.

Dravid-Slater strife (2001)

This was another incident when an Indian batsman disagreed with umpire's decision. It was Rahul Dravid this time who disagreed with the decision of being caught out by Michael Slatter and kept standing on the crease. Later, third umpire gave him benefit of doubt which made Slatter angry and he verbally abused Dravid. The Australian was heavily fined for the act.

Monkeygate controversy (2008)
Biggest blow to India-Australia cricketing relations came with 'Monkeygate' incident in 2008. Allegedly, Harbhajan Singh passed racial comments towards Andrew Symonds and was handed a three match ban. The decision was taken back after being criticized by Indian media and cricket fraternity for being a biased one.

Gambhir elbow incident (2008)
India-Australia second Test in Delhi saw some elbow-hitting between Gautam Gambhir and Shane Watson. Gambhir, heading towards his maiden Test double ton, was constantly needled by Watson. As a response, he hit him with elbow while running for second run. Gambhir achieved the feat but was later banned from playing in next Test.

Kohli SCG controversy (2011)

India Test skipper Virat Kolhi was fined half his match fees after he made an indecent gesture towards the crowd in a Test match against Australia in SCG. The batsman took to twitter to clarify his stand, “I agree cricketers don't have to retaliate, what when the crowd says the worst things about your mother and sister, the worst I've heard”.

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