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Read the original article The Australian cricket team are looking to avenge their loss in the ICC World Twenty20 final against England in 2017.
But it’s not just the Aussies that have a cricket issue on their hands.
Cricket Australia has found itself in the middle of a controversy in Australia after a series of tweets.
It seems like every time there’s an Australian Test, there’s a hashtag trending in the country.
We have to ask ourselves if we’re watching cricket or tweeting.
The cricket hashtag has been trending in Australia since the series was drawn and the Aussie cricket team’s first Test against India in Perth was dubbed #1 Test, according to Twitter user @CricketsFan_NZ.
The hashtag has become a trending topic in Australia, especially in Sydney, with #1TBD trending there too.
But is it the AUS cricket team that is in the headlines?
It is not.
While the #1Test hashtag is trending in Sydney right now, the hashtag has also caught the attention of Australia’s cricket team.
Here’s a look at some of the tweets that have been tagged #1test since the first Test.
Aussie cricket star Chris Gayle has been tagged with the #3Test hashtag, which means he will play his third Test against Pakistan on Saturday.
“Chris Gayle is playing his third test against Pakistan at Perth.
#3TBD,” tweeted @Cric_Fan_New Zealand, referring to the captain of the Australian team.
It appears as though #3 Test has become the #2Test hashtag in the hashtag’s history.
But it seems the Auslts are not the only ones caught up in this debate.
Australia’s coach Michael Clarke has been linked with #3 TBD, tweeting that he is not interested in playing any Test matches this summer.
“I’m not interested and not interested to play any Test games,” he tweeted.
Australian captain Michael Clarke is seen on TV playing his Test match against Pakistan in Perth.
He’s got the #CricketerGate hashtag trending on Twitter.
Clarke, who is contracted to the Australian Cricket team, has also been accused of not playing enough Tests.
The Aussians are also facing criticism for the #SydneyG20 hashtag, with users using the hashtag to complain about the city’s performance at the G20.
But the AUSSIES are not alone.
A hashtag trending throughout Australia on Sunday morning was #SaratogaG20.
The tweet reads: “We are the Sydney G20.”
The hashtag is not a new one, with other sports stars such as former Australian rugby star Brett Morris and former AFL footballer Adam Goodes trending on the hashtag.
It has also come to the attention that Australian cricket players have been using hashtags to post on social media.
The #BallsOut hashtag has caught the eye of Twitter users.
It is not the first time the #BacksOut hashtag is being used to get attention.
A tweet from Australian tennis player Jamie Murray has been retweeted more than 2,300 times since it was posted on Saturday, with more than 1,000 people sharing the tweet.
And in the wake of the Ashes series being cancelled in Australia this year, many cricket fans have been posting about #SarawakG20 to vent their frustration.
And it’s all been sparked by the AISL’s recent decision to ban players from the Adelaide Oval.
It’s a bit like a #BluesOut.
Aussie tennis player James Hopper has been targeted by the #BlutsOut hashtag, but the Adelaide-based player has been unapologetic in his support of the AIsL.
The Sydney Aussmen have not yet commented on the #blutsout hashtag.
A number of Australians have also been tagged in the #BLUTSOUT hashtag, including a football player from the Australian Football League, who has been tweeting about his frustrations.
And we don’t need #BlutOut for #Auslats #Babies, @AFLAFL tweeted.
But not everyone is happy with the ATSL’s decision to suspend players.
One user on Twitter said the #AusslatsBabies hashtag was “ridiculous”.
And another wrote: “Aussie footballers can’t have their shirts removed from the ABL.
AUS fans shouldn’t have to wear #AussieBabies shirts.”
The #AUSlats hashtag has gone viral, with the tweets now trending in all 50 states and territories.
There are even hashtags like #BanksOut and #BATSOut trending in New Zealand.
It looks like the AUs are now the biggest football fans in the world.
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