‘It’s professional sport’ – Ollie Robinson defends ‘f***ing p***k’ send-off to Usman Khawaja

‘It’s professional sport’ – Ollie Robinson defends ‘f***ing p***k’ send-off to Usman Khawaja

Ollie Robinson has defended his send-off to Usman Khawaja, after he appeared to shout “f*** off, you f***ing p***k” in the opener’s direction while celebrating his dismissal on day three at Edgbaston.

Khawaja had played excellently up to that point, making his first hundred in England before succumbing to a Ben Stokes ploy. England stationed six fielders in a ring close in in front of the wicket, and Khawaja fell into the trap, attempting to manufacture a shot square of the wicket only to be bowled by Robinson.

That was the right-arm seamer’s first wicket in the game, and he celebrated with gusto, sending a volley Khawaja’s way. He came in for significant criticism on social media, especially from Australian fans and pundits. But Robinson defended his reaction, describing it as part of “the theatre of the gam

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