‘When someone sends you the message’ How dare you be on the Australian side ‘, it’s hard Cricket

The Australian national cricket team will return to action on June 7, when the party embarks on a tour of all formats in Sri Lanka. Australia will take over side of Sri Lanka in three T20Is, five ODIs and two tests, and the senior team’s tour will take place in parallel with Australia’s ‘A’ which also tours the island nation. The ‘A’ team will play in two one-day matches (both in Colombo; June 8 and 10) and two first-class matches (both in Hambantota; June 14-17 and June 21-24).

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The celebrity will return to the Australian ‘A’ side for a tour of Sri Lanka – 31-year-old hitter Peter Handscomb. The right-handed wicketeeper-batter debuted in Australia in 2016 and has played in 16 tests and 22 ODIs per side; however, inconsistent performances led to his expulsion three years later.

Handscomb is now returning to the ‘A’ side after Sheffield Shield’s impressive season, where he achieved 697 runs with an average of 49.78 for Victoria, who finished second in the competition. The 31-year-old Australian currently runs Middlesex County and has opened up his mental struggles during his bad trips to Australia.

Handscomb revealed that he was faced with constant criticism on Facebook and Twitter for his style of play, insisting it was hard “not to take it to heart”.

“I found those two platforms probably the worst in terms of people having direct access to you, to just randomly sled and take you down,” Handscomb said cricket.com.au.

“When someone takes the time to send you a direct message, call you s ** t or‘ How dare you be on the side of Australia ’- stuff like that – it’s hard not to take it to heart, especially (since I’m pretty young at the time) . ”

Handscomb, however, insists he is now better prepared to face criticism from fans.

“I got off them during Ashes (2017-18) and it was definitely one of the biggest things that helped,” says the Australian hitter.

“Being able to either not listen to it or zone it (it’s important). Which is easy to do at the state level because there aren’t as many surveillance and fewer cameras to separate your technique.

“If that happens again, and I’m lucky enough to play for Australia again, yes, I think I’m better equipped to deal with everything that comes with it.”


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