The media in the UK and Australia are engaged in a battle following the controversial conclusion of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. After Monday’s newspapers in the UK criticized the Australian team over the Jonny Bairstow dismissal, the Australian media hit back by calling Ben Stokes and his team ‘crybabies’. Stokes responded with humor, saying the picture shared by an Australian newspaper wasn’t him.
Stokes had previously stated that he wouldn’t want to win a game in such a manner, although he acknowledged that the incident was within the rules of the game. Australia captain Pat Cummins defended wicketkeeper Alex Carey’s actions, pointing out that Jonny Bairstow had done similar things in the past.
With England trailing 0-2 in the series against Australia, time is running out for them to prove that their approach, known as ‘Bazball’, is the right strategy.
In simpler terms: The media in the UK and Australia are arguing about the recent Ashes Test match. The UK newspapers criticized the Australian team, and the Australian media called the UK team crybabies. Ben Stokes made a funny comment in response to an Australian newspaper’s picture. Stokes had said that he wouldn’t want to win a game in that way, but it was allowed by the rules. The Australian captain defended his teammate’s actions, and England needs to win more games to prove themselves.