India have complained about bullying tactics by Australians Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds, according to media reports Tuesday.
The complaint came in a letter to match referee Jeff Crowe after Sunday's tri-series one-day match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), the Daily Telegraph said.
It follows Crowe's decision to fine Indian pace bowler Ishant Sharma 15 per cent of his match fee after a verbal stoush with Symonds in that game.
The newspaper report said the Indians had not ruled out boycotting the upcoming tri-series finals if they qualified to face the Australians.
The Indians had also threatened to boycott the rest of the tour after the contentious second Test at the SCG, which saw spinner Harbhajan Singh banned for three matches for allegedly racially abusing Symonds, the decision later overturned at an International Cricket Council appeal hearing.
Indian spokesman Vimal Soni was quoted as saying he had considered taking his concerns about the behaviour of the Australian players directly to ICC boss Malcolm Speed.
"We could have filed another complaint but we didn't want to start another hearing," he said..
"Instead, we made the match referee aware that the Australians have provoked our players in the last two matches and cited specific instances, which is not good for our players."
The report said the Indians were incensed by Hayden repeatedly calling Harbhajan "mad boy".
The Indians have also claimed that Symonds said "well bowled champ" when bowled by Sharma, provoking the response from the Indian that saw him fined by Crowe for pointing the batsman to the pavilion.
"Much has happened in the recent past and we didn't want to open up old wounds by making a complaint against the Australians but we have mentioned specific incidents in the letter to the match referee," Soni said.