Ben Stokes responds to the Australian newspaper that photoshopped an image of him dressed in a nappie and a pacifier while calling England ‘cry babies’.
- Ben Stokes has responded to an Australian newspaper’s redacted image of him
- The show Stokes in diapers and sucking on a pacifier with the writing ‘cry babies’
- It comes amid the explosive fallout from Jonny Bairstow’s controversial career.
Ben Stokes has hit back at an Australian newspaper on Twitter after they branded England “cry babies” in the wake of the explosive second Ashes Test match.
Australia defeated England by 43 runs to go 2-0 up in the series, but the talk of the Test turned on the controversial sacking of Jonny Bairstow, which has generated much speculation in the sporting world.
With England mounting a late chase, with Stokes and Bairstow in midfield, Alex Carey stumped the goalkeeper-batsman in the most notable circumstances, with the Englishman believing the ball was dead, coming out of its crease, before his opposite goalie to dismiss him.
To his own bewilderment, the umpires signaled and Bairstow left the pitch, in what some have described as “just not cricket”, with England outraged at the decision and lack of sportsmanship.
The incident has lit the paper the torch of a major back and forth, with some including Brad Hogg criticizing the Australians for ‘cheap’ sacking, while Sir Geoffrey Boycott has demanded the tourists apologize to England after of the events.
In the news, newspapers have had their say on the matter, with the back pages of some Australian media calling the English ‘hypocrites’, ‘wingers’ and ‘miserable poms’.
The back cover of the Western Australian was posted on Twitter earlier today and featured a photoshopped image of Ben Stokes wearing a diaper while sucking on a pacifier.
The image showed him reaching for a rather neat-looking cricket ball with the caption “Cry Babies” underneath.
And Stokes responded to the image by tweeting: “That’s definitely not me, since when do I bowl with the new ball?”
It comes after the England captain admitted he “wouldn’t want to win a test match like that” and accused the tourists of “forgetting” the spirit of the game.
More to follow…