Australian rugby league team SE MOCK of England cricketers replicating Jonny Bairstow’s controversial sacking with a test celebration – and the ‘batsman’ is from Yorkshire!
The great debate that has dominated cricket has apparently reached rugby league, as Australia’s NRL team Canberra Raiders mocked the England team over Jonny Bairstow’s defeat.
In England, Alex Carey and Pat Cummins have become public enemy number one in England after the Bairstow’s controversial dismissal on day five of the second Test at Lord’s.
The England batsman dodged a Cameron Green bouncer that was the last ball of the over, marked his wicket and then stepped forward to speak to his batting partner Ben Stokes.
Carey took the opportunity to throw the ball into the stumps and effectively put Bairstow out, despite it being graded as a hit.
The incident has reignited the debate between adhering to the laws of the game and playing in the right spirit.
The Canberra Raiders taunted the England cricket team during their match on Friday.
Raiders replicated controversial Jonny Bairstow hit at Lord’s
Bairstow’s dismissal against Australia has divided opinion among cricket fans and pundits.
And unsurprisingly, the Raiders appear to be siding with the Australian team, replicating the controversial moment after Jordan Rapana scored against the St George Illawarra Dragons on Friday night.
The players used the corner flag as makeshift stumps, with the ball lobbed towards Yorkshireman Elliott Whitehead, who was chosen to play the role of Bairstow as Rapana delivered the ball.
As the ball sailed towards goalkeeper Zac Woolford channeling Carey, Bairstow routinely paces and stumps, leading to wild celebrations between the players.
“One of the all-time try celebrations,” the Raiders tweeted along with a clip of the moment.