After facing a tirade of abuse from Australian cricket fans on the mini blogging social media site Twitter, Australian coach Mickey Arthur deleted his account.

Australia's tour of India went from bad to worse on Monday after four players, including vice-captain Shane Watson, were shockingly axed from the team for breach of discipline.

Watson, pacers James Pattinson and Mitchell Johnson and young batsman Usman Khwaja have been dropped for the third Test after failing to make presentations in a team meeting as instructed by the management.

"This is a line in the sand," coach Mickey Arthur said while making the announcement here. The Aussies will now have just 13 players to choose from with star pacer Pattinson missing from the equation despite the pace-friendly conditions.