‘Scratching my head’: Mayank Agarwal and other cricketers react to Jonny Bairstow’s bizarre run-out – Ashes 2023, 2nd Test
The ongoing Ashes series between England and Australia witnessed a dramatic and controversial moment on the final day of the second Test at Lord’s. England’s middle-order batter, Jonny Bairstow, found himself at the centre of a contentious dismissal that has stirred debates among cricket enthusiasts. In a pivotal moment of the match, Bairstow’s misjudgment and subsequent dismissal left the cricketing world divided.
It all happened on the last ball of the 52nd over when England were struggling at 193/5, and Bairstow left his crease to talk to his partner after instinctively ducking a fiery bouncer from Australian pacer Cameron Green, assuming that the over had concluded.
However, Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey seized the opportunity and swiftly collected the ball. Carey then executed an underarm throw to dislodge the bails at the striker’s end, catching Bairstow out of his crease. The on-field umpires referred the decision to the TV umpire, wh