England has been upset with Australia for dismissal of Jonny Bairstow at Lord’s Test in Ashes 2023. England wicket-keeper batsman, Jonny Bairstow ducked to a short ball from Cameron Green. He walked out of the crease thinking ball has been dead. Australia wicket-keeper Alex Carey has hit the ball at the stumps. Immediately, they appealed and Umpires ruled it as run-out. England cricketers have slammed Australia for this.
Ben Stokes, Captain of England stated that he would have called back the batsman. England coach Brendon McCullum stated that he wouldn’t sit for a beer with any Aussie cricketer at the moment. Indian ex-cricketer and MP, Gautam Gambhir reacted to the dismissal and wrote, “Hey sledgers….does spirit of the game logic apply to u or is it just for Indians?”
Hey sledgers….does spirit of the game logic apply to u or is it just for Indians?
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 2, 2023
Well, this has been major reaction from England viewers too. MCC Members present at the match at Lord’s have booed Australia team after TEA. England Media has equated the incident to Steve Smith Sandpaper incident. Some England fans have called Australia has cheaters. MCC has suspended those members who booed Australia cricketers.
The controversy has been taken to ICC. England has demanded ICC to take action on Australia. Previously, India has called back Ian Bell who got run out post Lunch. But Australia has decided to not withdraw appeal has Jonny Bairstow is a key dangerous batsman of England. On Day 5, Australia gave importance to winning the match but England is unhappy with Bairstow Controversy.
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