The controversial dismissal of England wicketkeeper-batter Jonny Bairstow has garnered discussion among cricket fans. Australia defeated England by 43 runs in the second Ashes Test of 2023, which was played at Lord’s. Ben Stokes gave it his all throughout the match but was unable to lead his team to victory.
However, Bairstow’s dismissal overshadowed Australia’s win and it became the talk of the town. Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey run Bairstow out when he carelessly left the crease. Many cricket experts shared their opinions on this and now the former legendary umpire Simon Taufel also talked about this and supported the decision. He said that the English side didn’t like the decision.
“Correct decision made. They (England) just didn’t like it. For that ball to be considered dead after the over or even after the delivery, both sides need to disregard it is in play. Clearly, the fielding side hadn’t,” Taufel was quoted as saying by Crictracker.
Should a batter be immune from dismissal by being negligent: Simon Taufel
Taufer also fired shots at the England cricket team and said that when a team don’t like a decision which didn’t go in their favour, they start citing the Spirit of Cricket to support their view. However, Australia are 2-0 up in the series and are expecting to win the 3rd Test as well in order to seal the iconic Ashes series. On the other hand, the 3 Lions are aiming to make a comeback at the Headingley on July 6 to keep themselves alive in the series. However, it’d be interesting to see if they will continue their same aggressive ‘Bazball’ approach or not.
“My experience is when people don’t like a dismissal under laws of cricket, they cite the Spirit of Cricket to support their view. Should a batter be immune from dismissal as per the Laws by simply being negligent ( and leaving his ground too early) ?” Taufel questioned on Linkedin.