21 June 2021 19:15

Australian cricketer lashes out at PM Scott Morrison over India travel ban

Australian cricketer turned commentator Michael Slater has yet again lashed out at Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison over his decision on a travel ban from India due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

972426 michael slater
Image Source: Michael Slater – Screengrab – YouTube.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had recently announced a ban on passenger flights from India till May 15.

Further, according to the Australian government no special privileges will be given to the Australian players playing in the IPL.

- Advertisement -

Michael Slater took to his Twitter handle and outlined the fear of the Australian contingent stranded in India following the suspension of the Indian Premier League. 

Screenshot 2021 05 06 102653

Slater asked PM Morrison to travel to India in his ‘private jet’ and observe the situation in order to understand the fear of Australians stranded in India is real.

He also hailed the people of India for being so welcoming every time he visited the country.

scott
Image Source: Prime Minister Scott Morrison -Twitter

Meanwhile, Morrison had reacted to Michael Slater’s “Blood On Your Hands” comment.

He told Nine News that Slater’s comments were ‘absurd’ and said fining or jailing those who make their way back from India to Australia somehow was highly unlikely.

“This is about getting more people home safely, preventing the third wave here in Australia. I think the likelihood of any of that (jail term for those not abiding by the travel ban) occurring is pretty much zero.” 

,