The Windies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has received an official warning for using abusing language in the ongoing third and final Test match against England at St Lucia. The incident happened in the 44th over of the second innings of the English team. Joe Denly and Joe Root were going strong at 138-2 when Gabriel was involved in a heated argument with the England captain.
Meanwhile, England skipper Joe Root who was part of the argument decided not to reveal the details of the incident. Root believes some things should stay on the field and there is no point in bringing them up again.
Gabriel gets away with the warning.
On the other hand, the match referee Jeff Crowe was satiated with the action of the on-field umpires and thus Shannon Gabriel will not face any further action.
“Sometimes people say things on the field they might regret, but they should stay on the field,” said Root, who finished the day with his 16th Test hundred. “He’s a good guy who plays hard cricket and is proud to be in the position he is. The battle was a good contest, he’s had a wonderful series and he should be proud. I don’t want anything said in the middle to ruin what’s been a good Test series for him and his team.”
In fact, in the recording of the incident, Joe Root is seen telling Shannon Gabriel that there is nothing wrong in being gay. On the other hand, the Windies coach Richard Pybus said that he didn’t hear anything. However, the Windies will probe the incident if a formal complaint is made.
— Alan Conduct (@misterc88) February 11, 2019
“Nothing has been reported to me but if a comment was made we’ll review it & if it was untoward we’ll be addressing it.”
Meanwhile, England has put their noses in front as they currently lead by a gargantuan margin of 448 runs. Root was able to bring his best to the table after the talisman batsman scored his 16th Test hundred. The Windies has already clinched the three-match Test series as they lead by 2-0.