Khawaja, Warner embroiled in a tense altercation with MCC members inside Lord’s Long Room


Lords bore witness to a tumultuous scene each on and off the sphere in the course of the thrilling closing day of the 2nd Ashes Test. England, in pursuit of a daunting 371 runs, suffered the lack of two fast wickets simply earlier than lunch, the second of which sparked a heated controversy. While the dismissal was technically inside the guidelines, the English crowd erupted in anger, chanting their acquainted chorus of “Same old Aussies, always cheating.” 

Despite the valiant efforts of their captain Ben Stokes, who scored a fiery century, the followers remained dissatisfied with the dismissal of Jonny Bairstow, they usually made their displeasure identified to the Australian group. The jeers continued even in the hallowed halls of the Lords Long Room, the place two Australian gamers have been subjected to assaults by members of the MCC.

As Pat Cummins and his group entered the Long Room, the resounding boos from the group echoed by way of the air. Amidst the cacophony, a member of the MCC expressed his discontent with Alex Carey’s intelligent glovework that led to Bairstow’s dismissal, directing his frustration in the direction of Australian opener Usman Khawaja. Khawaja, on his manner again to the dressing room, halted and engaged in a heated change earlier than being restrained by safety personnel. David Warner additionally discovered himself on the receiving finish of some selection phrases, prompting umpire Chris Gaffaney to intervene.


“You don’t like seeing that from the members,” former Australian captain Mark Taylor mentioned on Channel 9.

Former Test batter Callum Ferguson continued: “It’s got a little bit nasty at times. What’s coming from the crowd is quite vicious from the Australians.”

Even veteran England cricketers weren’t pleased with the scenes inside the Long Room.

“The crowd were right into Australia when they were on the field, that continued as the players when through there long room,” former England batter Ian Ward mentioned on Sky Sports.

“I’ve never seen scenes like that, particularly in the Long Room.”

“There is a huge sense of frustration. I can’t understand why. It’s complete naivety around what has happened around Bairstow’s dismissal — he’s stumped!,” former England captain Eoin Morgan mentioned.

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Nilesh Desai
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