Ricky Ponting on the disputed dismissal of a wicketkeeper-batter. Bairstow’s dismissal at Lord’s has sparked various debates around the cricket world.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has expressed his thoughts on Jonny Bairstow’s controversial dismissal, which became the focus of attention on the last day of the Lord’s Test. Ponting is adamant that Australia operated within their rights and were under no duty to withdraw the appeal, Dismissing any notion of undermining the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ ethos.
Bairstow’s stay at the crease was cut short as Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey performed a deft’stumping’ off Cameron Green’s delivery. Following the visitors’ appeal, Bairstow strayed off the crease while the ball still in play, forcing the third umpire to rule him out.
Ponting accepted Australian skipper Pat Cummins’ choice not to withdraw the appeal. In an interview with Nasser Hussain for the Daily Mail, saying, “I saw it as a test for Pat.” There was no need for him to withdraw his appeal. That was obvious. Jonny was to blame, and he paid the price by losing his wicket. That’s all.”
In the end, Bairstow’s dismissal lost England the Test, which Australia won by a score of 43 runs. Despite falling short of the mark, England captain Ben Stokes fought hard as the last recognized hitter.
We were all somewhat astonish by Australia’s initial tactics at Edgbaston: Ponting
“We were all taken aback by how Australia began their strategy,” Ponting said of Australia’s tactical approach at Edgbaston. It was a bit unexpected. Although Australia now leads the five-match series 2-0. Their trip has not been without challenges, particularly in their battle with the first Test of Bazball.”
The aggressive batting of England culminated in a formidable score of 393-8 in only 78 overs on the opening day, prompting criticism of Australia’s tactics. Providing his thoughts on Australia’s treatment of Bazball during the series. “I expected Australia to thoroughly prepare for England’s strategies. ” We were all surprised by Australia’s early tactics in Edgbaston, but their triumph makes it harder to condemn.”
Ponting continued, “England’s bowling attack requires time to take wickets. As evidence in the first two Tests. ” My main concern was how the England batting lineup would fare against Australia’s skilled and seasoned bowlers.”
With the third Test beginning on Thursday, July 6, Australia has the possibility to reclaim the Ashes and win their first Test series in England since 2001.