The ICC is expected to penalise Ollie Robinson for sending Usman Khawaja packing on Day 3 of the first Ashes Test.
Dismissal of Usman Khawaja Was Talk of the Day
The dismissal of Usman Khawaja on Day 3 of the first Ashes Test match at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham was the topic of conversation for two reasons. The first was the unique way England captain Ben Stokes set the trap, which left observers perplexed, and the second was bowler Ollie Robinson’s farewell to the batter. Robinson abused the Australia batter as he celebrated giving England the valuable wicket of the century. This action was harshly rebuked by legends Ian Healy and Allan Border, but the England player afterwards retaliated with a vicious “Ricky Ponting” retort.
Border Thinks Heat of the Moment for Ollie Robinson
The former captain of Australia, Border, acknowledged that the outburst did come in the heat of the moment, but he anticipates that Robinson will exact revenge when he comes to bat for England in the second innings. “I’ve witnessed some send-offs and given a few myself. According to Border, it is sort a spur-of-the-moment type of stuff. From what I’ve heard, Robinson seems like a really kind guy in general. However, as a big fast bowler, you get wound up, say certain things, and then, typically, afterward, everything is forgotten.
Ollie Robinson Gave His Own Reply
Robinson later used the precise phrase “theatre of the game” to explain his behaviour, but he did commend Khawaja for his outstanding performance in the match, which was the sole cause of Australia falling seven runs short of England’s first-innings total. Ashes, this is my first house. It was special for me at the time to get the big wicket. Uzzy performed incredibly well. At the time, getting that wicket for us was huge,” Robinson told reporters at the conclusion of day three’s play. “I’m here to give the game’s theatre because we all desire it. How it is regarded as being honest doesn’t really matter to me. The Ashes are a professional sporting event. What else can you handle if you can’t manage that?
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