UK View: ‘He didn’t look like a leader. He looked pathetic’ – Cummins caned but Poms also skewer ‘dozy’ Bairstow
England’s media and former players have been split down the middle over the huge moment that will define the second Test of this Ashes series.
Australia’s stumping of Jonny Bairstow by Alex Carey – and the decision by Pat Cummins not to recall the English batsman – led to outrage in the stands at Lord’s, including the Long Room where furious members confronted the tourists.
The moment was compared to two other lowlights in Australia cricket history – with some writers claiming the Aussies have learned nothing from the sand paper affair against South Africa, and others drawing comparison with the underarm ball of Trevor Chappell.
British television presenter Piers Morgan summed up one school thought via Twitter. “You cannot be serious? Austral