MELBOURNE (Agencies) - Seething after the Australian cricket team suffered a couple of setbacks in the first Test because of India's refusal to have the Decision Review System, the media Down Under trained its guns on the visiting team's coach, Duncan Fletcher, who has supported the DRS in the past.

Mike Hussey (0) and Ed Cowan (68) fell to controversial decisions on the opening day on Monday leaving Australia on shaky grounds at 277 for six. India's refusal to use DRS meant there were no referrals for these decisions and Fletcher, who had been a vocal supporter of DRS during his coaching stint with England, drew the ire of an agitated media.

"Duncan Fletcher hates hypocrites. The Indian coach must have trouble looking at himself in the mirror. For well over a decade, Fletcher has been a strong advocate for using technology to enhance umpiring decisions," said 'The Herald Sun'.

"Now he is a mute stooge as the flat earthers who run Indian cricket refuse to embrace the Umpire Decision Review System (DRS) for the four-Test series, beginning in Melbourne on Monday," it added.

In his book - 'Behind the Shades' - Fletcher has stated that he was annoyed when the ECB did not consult him when the DRS was trialled in county cricket during 2007.