UK View: ‘Hardly angelic’ – Poms react to ‘ironic indignation’ after Uzzy abuse, Green hailed as ‘finest’ of all time

UK View: ‘Hardly angelic’ – Poms react to ‘ironic indignation’ after Uzzy abuse, Green hailed as ‘finest’ of all time

Ollie Robinson’s X-rated send off of Usman Khawaja “has lit a much needed fire” in the Ashes series and shown the paradoxes of Bazball, according the the UK media.

Oliver Brown, writing in the Telegraph, said Robinson’s decision to send Khawaja on his way by calling him “f–king prick” produced an ironic response from Australians as “the detonator was pressed on this most famously antagonistic of duels.

“Reactions from Down Under did not flatter Robinson. “Ridiculous” and “outrageous” said The Age of the bowler’s volley for Khawaja, whom he finally dispatched for 141 after 20 overs of fruitless toil. “Classless”, said the moral guardians at Australia’s Fox Cricket, who described him as having “minimal impact” until his “bizarrely aggressive intervention”. 

“It was ironic to encounter this level of censoriousness from the land that produced Rod Marsh and Ian Chappell, men whose language in their mid-Seventies prime would make Robinson look like Mary Whitehouse.


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