AUS vs ENG: What Alex Carey Did Was Smart Cricket- Ian Chappell On Jonny Bairstow's Controversial Dismissal

Updated - 16 Jul 2023, 07:11 PM

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England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal in the 2nd Test of Ashes 2023 has become a controversial event in Ashes 2023. Many have slammed Australia for going against the spirit of the game during the dismissal. However, former Australia cricketer Ian Chappell feels it was just smart cricket by Alex Carey.

Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey stumped out Jonny Bairstow on the final day of 2nd Test of Ashes 2023. As Jonny Bairstow wandered out of his crease after leaving the ball, keeper Carey hit the stumps to appeal for a stumping. Later, the third umpire adjudged Bairstow out. The event became a talking point among cricket fans and experts.

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What Alex Carey Did Was Simply Smart Cricket: Ian Chappell

While discussing Jonny Bairstow’s controversial dismissal in his latest column for ESPNcricinfo, former Australia skipper Ian Chappell said Alex Carey just executed smart cricket during the match. Chappell also slammed the crowd’s negative reactions against Alex Carey after the dismissal.

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“Bairstow was out and his thoughtlessness was the result of an abject failure to respect his wicket. What Alex Carey did was simply smart cricket; there was no deviousness involved and the crowd reaction was despicable, including ludicrous cries about Carey being a cheat,” the 79-year-old said.

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“If Bairstow was trying to highlight the way etiquette has been ignored (a batter should be ready to face up when the bowler is in position to begin his run) his thought process was commendable but his method was totally wrong,” Ian Chappell further added.

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Jonny Bairstow’s controversial dismissal has become a talking point among Ashes fans. While some call it Bairstow’s fault, some others have criticized Australia for not respecting the spirit of the game.

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Meanwhile, Australia and England are set to face each other in the 4th Test. The match takes place at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. The encounter begins on July 19 (Wednesday). Australia lead Ashes 2023 series 2-1 after three games.

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