Hockey’s comments come after Indian players Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Navdeep Saini and Prithvi Shaw were forced to self-isolate following a possible breach of COVID-19 protocols.

The BCCI and Cricket Australia have launched an investigation into the matter after a picture surfaced of the players at a restaurant in Melbourne.

In a report by Sky Sports, Australian spin bowler Nathan Lyon urged players from both sides to “stop complaining”.

“There’s a few people from both squads who have been in a bubble for close to six months now but in my eyes it’s a very small sacrifice,” said Lyon.

“Let’s just suck it up and get on with it.”

The crowd capacity for the third Test at the 48,000-seater SCG has been reduced by 25 per cent.

It was due to be half-filled, but tickets are now set to be reissued under new social distancing guidelines.

The move comes after a surge in coronavirus cases in Sydney over the festive period which led to some calls for fans to be banned.