‘Ravi Ashwin and Deepti Sharma will be super proud’ – Fans react as Alex Carey defends himself on controversial Jonny Bairstow stumping in Lords’ Test



Australia wicketkeeper batter Alex Carey stumped England’s Jonny Bairstow in the second Test of the ongoing Ashes 2023. The dismissal created an instant furore from the fans although the home team, England scored 50 runs in five overs after this before the Lunch break was taken. The Aussies were abused by some of the MCC members who were suspended later. Meanwhile, around two weeks have passed and the home team has managed to win the third Test.

With this win, the series is alive and the fourth Test will start on upcoming Wednesday, July 19. Meanwhile, on Saturday, July 15, Carey defended his act (that was right as per the laws). He said that the team supported him during these tough times when he was getting nasty comments.

“There’s some nasty stuff been said but…it is the Ashes,” Carey said as quoted by ESPNcricinfo. “There was nasty stuff said before that as well. I feel really well supported. I think the whole group does. From Australia I still think we’ve got lots of fans and from England, I don’t think we’ve made any, but we probably didn’t lose any.

Don’t think the team would do anything differently: Alex Carey

The wicketkeeper batter added that a simple stumping became a massive story. He further added that the team wouldn’t have done anything differently to what he did.

“It’s one of those things where a stumping that’s given out on field is turned into a massive story. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I absolutely respect that. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion on the spirit of cricket as well. Not just myself, the whole group’s had some stuff spoken about them. But we’re really tight. We understand what’s important and who matters and those guys definitely have our back.

“We’re all in it together, we were all out there, all walked through the Long Room together, post-match we all discussed it together. Don’t think the group would do anything differently.”

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