There was a lot of talk on the internet about Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal during the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, and even the Victoria Police from Australia joined in with a playful post. They tweeted a thanks to Bairstow for reminding everyone about the importance of not stepping over the crease before getting the green light. The tweet featured a picture of Bairstow’s dismissal with a traffic signal in the frame.
During the 52nd over of the second innings, Bairstow was stumped by Alex Carey because he had left the crease.
Even the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, commented on the incident, quoting Ben Stokes and expressing his agreement. Sunak’s spokesperson mentioned that the Prime Minister wouldn’t want to win a game in the same way Australia did.
The Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, also joined the conversation about the Ashes series and showed his support. In his tweet, Albanese expressed pride in both the men’s and women’s cricket teams, celebrating their victories in the first two Ashes matches against England. He referred to the Australian teams as the “same old Aussies” who always come out on top. Albanese also mentioned his support for Alyssa Healy, Pat Cummins, and their respective teams, eagerly awaiting their successful return home.