David Warner's record-breaking century and opening partnership with Travis Head has left a sour taste in the New South Welshman's mouth as Australia's ODI batting history was rewritten at the Adelaide Oval last night.
Warner scored 179 from 128 balls against Pakistan, his highest ever ODI total, surpassing his previous best of 178 against Afghanistan.
"I thought that Afghanistan record would stand forever. I'm a little disappointed that now, whenever I look back at my stats, I won't get to see our greatest rival Afghanistan listed in the highest position next to my name," mused Warner, looking visibly shaken.
"I mean, Watto (Shane Watson) still has the top spot for an Aussie, with his 185 against Bangladesh, so at least his score still represents our tough battles with them over the years, but it's a shame my score came against Pakistan.
"They haven't even learned how to field yet. I feel hollow."
Warner and Head's opening partnership of 284 also replaced Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh's 246 against Scotland as the highest Australian ODI first wicket stand.
"I feel terrible. I'm new to the side and in one match we've virtually erased Scotland from Australian cricketing history," said Head.
"Afghanistan, Scotland, Bangladesh...these are the teams your dad tells you stories about growing up, and our fierce battles over the years.
"I hope one day I get my chance against Bermuda and I can right these wrongs."
Australian coach, Darren Lehmann, has said that while the batting records have been sullied, they will work hard at maintaining Australia's bowling integrity.
"These batting records have been lost to time, like tears in rain, and there's nothing we can do about that now. It's shameful.
"I'm just gonna work hard with our bowlers to make sure that Glenn McGrath's 7/15 against Namibia remains our best bowling figures. It'll be tough."
Warner has been rested for the upcoming tour of New Zealand, as retribution.
Current cricketers, former cricketers and pundits alike were left scratching their heads after Cricket Australia's surprise inclusion of the 2002 Test Cricketer of the Year, Matthew Hayden, into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame before his 2001 predecessor Colin Miller.
Miller was only the second ever recipient of the Test Cricketer of the Year award at the Allan Border Medal ceremony which first began in 2000. The first recipient of the award, Glenn McGrath, has already been inducted into the Hall of Fame after a career which saw him take the most Test wickets by a non-spin bowler.
Likewise, Matthew Hayden's Test career was also record-breaking, scoring the highest ever score for an Australian test batsman with 380 and becoming the first Australian cricketer to score 1,000 Test runs in five separate calendar years.
The Hall of Fame now, however, has a notable gap between these two names as Colin Miller, who holds the record for the most Test wickets taken by an off-spinning medium pace bowler with bright blue hair, has been snubbed again.
"I don't know what this guy needs to do," said fellow inductee David Boon.
"I mean, not only was he dynamite for what? One or two tests? He's contributed so much to Australian cricket since his retirement, y'know, in his capacity as a golfing tour operator in Las Vegas."
In a rare show of support for Cricket Australia's actions, inaugural inductee Neil Harvey agreed with the decision to not include Miller.
"Did he play in 1948?! No, he bloody didn't, so there's no way he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. No-one should be in the Hall of Fame. It should be Bradman, me, and maybe Keith Miller, although his name's a bit too close for my liking."
When asked whether he thought the Hall of Fame was a meritocracy or simply politics, the player with the most Test Cricketer of the Year and ODI Cricketer of the Year awards, as well as the highest ever winning vote margin at the Allan Border Medal, Shane Watson, simply said "we'll see".
Australian cricketer Brett Geeves has earned a call-up for the third ODI against Pakistan following a spate of injuries and omissions from the international side.
Australia has been forced to make changes with Mitchell Marsh sidelined with a shoulder injury, Chris Lynn ruled out with a neck injury, Adam Zampa returning to the domestic Big Bash competition and Mitchell Starc being rested.
With dwindling reserves, Darren Lehmann has been forced to turn to Geeves who impressed on his ODI debut taking 2/11 before being rested for 9 years.
"Losing Starc and Marsh has left a bit of a hole in our bowling line-up and Brett's handy with the bat, so I had no hesitation in giving him the nod," said Lehmann in a suspiciously monotone robotic voice, as if replaced by an android.
"It was between Banger (Geeves) and Scott Muller, and we went with Brett because Scott Muller is a bit more limited in what he can offer the team. I mean, Brett can bowl. And throw. He is a very good player," continued Lehmann, choking and spluttering somewhat at the end.
Geeves said he reacted to his promotion with reserved surprise.
"What in the holy fuck? I haven't played for years. I will never understand their selection process. I mean, I've got my nephew's 3rd birthday party that day," said Geeves.
Geeves and Lehmann were involved in a public disagreement earlier this month when Lehmann questioned every facet of Geeves's ability saying he was 'not a very good player'. Geeves responded by criticising the foundations of Australian cricket selection and elitism while pointing out that he'd often dismissed Lehmann in their on-field battles.
Cricket Australia has decided to ignore the personal controversy by putting their fingers in their ears and loudly singing 'C'mon Aussie, C'mon'.