‘It’s your job…’ – Former Australia cricketer’s blunt statement on Jonny Bairstow’s controversial dismissal

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England and Australia are completely divided Johnny BairstowControversial dismissal at Lord’s in the ongoing Ashes series. The debate on the Laws of Cricket vs the Spirit of Cricket is on the rise and needless to say which group of former cricketers are taking whose side. Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott was incensed by the demand for a public apology from the Australian team and now former Australia cricketer Mark Taylor has also joined in giving his opinion on the controversy.

For those unaware, Bairstow had strayed from the crease after ducking under the ball from Cameron Green and the wicket-keeper Alex Carey He sensed an opportunity to stump. The matter was taken to the third umpire, who adjudged the batsman out, much to the dismay of the England team and the crowd. Since then there is anger among English supporters. But Taylor has backed the Australian team and the captain Pat Cummins for their works.

Many people did not like Cummins not withdrawing his appeal but Mark Taylor has no problem with being dismissed. “Batsmen have to remember that there are 10 ways to get out in Test cricket. One of them is to be out stumped, and the rules don’t say it has to be given out to a slow bowler. If you’re going to stray, Taylor In his column for the Sydney Morning Herald, “Stay out of your crease and do what you want to do, keep in mind that you might get stumped.”

“I have no problem with what Pat Cummins and the Aussies did by stumping Jonny Bairstow on the last day of the Lord’s Test. Jonny Bairstow found himself the victim of a controversial stumping, but two days ago he tried,” Taylor further wrote. , “The incident is similar to that of England head coach Brendon McCullum when he stumped Paul Collingwood.”

The incident also led to controversy in the Lord’s Long Room, where MCC members had much to say to the Australians, particularly Usman Khawaja, MCC has already taken action to suspend three members with immediate effect. Mark Taylor expressed his disappointment at the incident but commended the MCC CEO for taking prompt action.

“I am disappointed in the way the Australian players have been treated, especially in the Long Room (at Lord’s) after the perfectly legitimate dismissal.”

I would like to congratulate MCC CEO Guy Lavender for acting quickly on this issue, pacifying the MCC members and suspending three of them. However, I think that is the minimum they need to do at this stage,” Taylor added.

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