From foxsports, the juicy bits:
I can see where he's coming from, but I think it's abit of an overreaction from all circles (when speaking on this topic). Because Australia celebrate a little to hard, or look smug, have a no bull**** attitude and win alot, they become any easy target."Australia's comeuppance at the hands of England and New Zealand has gladdened the hearts of not just the other aspirants for the World Cup but also the followers of the game,'' Gavaskar wrote in the latest issue of the respected India Today magazine.
"There is not the slightest doubt that in the past decade or so the Aussies have been awesome in batting, bowling and fielding which has taken them to the top of the cricketing ladder in both Test and limited-overs cricket.
"But they have also been awful in the way they have sometimes behaved on the field much to the chagrin of the traditional fans of the game.
"Unlike the West Indies teams of the 1970s and 1980s which dominated world cricket in much the same way as the Australians are doing now, the Australians are not popular winners.
"The Windies were feared for the ferocity of their attack and the aggression of their batsmen but at the end of the playing day the West Indian player was not only admired but also liked.
"They went about their job in a no fuss manner and hardly had anything to say to the opponents, unlike the Aussies who have plenty to say and seldom in a humorous way. Banter works - abuse doesn't."
I also think it's abit unfair to compare Australia to teams of the past, society has changed since then as has on field behaviour in all sports. Across the board people were more modest, calm and collected on the field but as it becomes heaps more professional, as the stakes are raised, things are going to get heated. I personally don't think any other team would be different on the field, in a similar situation to Australia, but again, I can see where people are coming from and if it was say South Africa in this situation, I'd probably be the first to come out against them. Anyways, I'm rambling so I'll stop.