During the second Test match of the Ashes series, a controversy started over the stumping out of Johnny Bairstow. Now the Prime Ministers of both the countries have also got involved in this debate.
The on-field battle between the teams of England and Australia in the Ashes series has now reached beyond it. The debate that started during the Lord’s Test regarding the wicket of Johnny Bairstow is not taking the name of stopping now. Now the Prime Ministers of both the countries have also joined in this debate. After the match, he expressed his opinion to the PM of both the countries.
Controversy started when Beysto was stumped
Jonny Bairstow was run out by Alex Carey in the Lord’s Test, after which controversy arose. England players called it cheating. He said that Bairstow did not go out of the crease to take runs but to talk. In such a situation, the players of England should have shown sportsmanship whereas the Australian players called it under the rule.
UK PM supports Ben Stokes
England captain Ben Stokes said after the match that he would never want to win a match the way Australia did. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom supported his captain. His spokesperson said, ‘The Prime Minister agrees with Ben Stokes on this matter who said that he would never want to win the match in the way Australia did. The PM also criticized the misbehavior meted out to Australian cricketers in the Long Room by some members of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). MCC has taken a very right step by taking quick action in this incident.
Australia PM praised his team
At the same time, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese praised both his teams. He tweeted, ‘I am proud of our men’s and women’s team who have won their first two matches in the Ashes. as always. Australia are backing the teams of Alyssa Healy and Pat Cummins and are looking forward to welcoming them.