Last Update on: August 29th, 2023 at 04:41 pm
Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne revealed his teammate David Warner’s reaction after Jonny Bairstow’s controversial dismissal in the Ashes 2023. Marnus Labuschagne said David Warner gave a humorous reply to Jonny Bairstow during the lunch break of the second Test.
Jonny Bairstow was controversially dismissed in the second Test at Lord’s, which sparked a debate in the cricketing community. Bairstow left the crease after playing the ball, but wicketkeeper Alex Carey reacted swiftly and dislodged the bails at the striker’s end.
David Warner Said, Yeah – Marnus Labuschagne
In a video posted by 7Cricket on ‘X’, formerly known as Twitter, Marnus Labuschagne recalled an incident where David Warner responded humorously to Jonny Bairstow’s question about the dismissal.
“I was in the lunch room! Jonny was fuming. Sky crew played the dismissal on repeat and everyone was watching it. Seeing us all engrossed, he asked if we were happy with it. David Warner spit out his chicken and said.. ‘Yeah. Very.’ There was no other response,” Labuschagne said.
The Pat Cummins-led team won the first two Tests in the recent Ashes series in England. However, Ben Stokes bounced back to dominate in the next three games. The host won the two games and levelled the five-match Test series at 2-2.
It Doesn’t Really Bother Me – Pat Cummins
Australia captain Pat Cummins backed his wicketkeeper’s tactics and said that his teammates played under the rules of the game.
“It doesn’t really bother me, to be honest. We have been fantastic, and I think that was shown again on day five [at Lord’s]. We did nothing wrong, we are all comfortable with that. I don’t think the aim of playing cricket [is to shut up critics],” he said in an interview with Sky Sports.
Pat Cummins was ruled out of the upcoming white-ball series against South Africa due to an injury. The right-arm pacer is expected to make his comeback with the three-match ODI series against India just before the ODI World Cup 2023, which is scheduled to be played in October and November.