Steve Smith Shares Picture With Alex Carey And Targets English Media

Australian vice-captain Steve Smith recently took a playful jab at England’s media by sharing a picture of wicketkeeper-batter Alex Carey ahead of the fourth Test match against England. The humorous post aimed to restate the controversy surrounding Carey’s haircut after reports emerged that he had not paid for the services provided by a local barber in Leeds.

The controversy began when The Sun newspaper reported on July 8 that the barber, Adam Mahmood, claimed Alex Carey had not settled the payment for his haircut at a cash-only barber shop in Leeds. This news brought media scrutiny and led to discussions about the incident during commentary on Day 2 of the third Test at Headingley.

In response to the haircut controversy, Steve Smith took to Twitter to share a picture with Alex Carey, playfully confirming that Carey had indeed paid for his haircut. Smith’s humorous tweet aimed to dispel any lingering doubts or misconceptions surrounding the incident.

“I can confirm that Alex Carey has now had a haircut and that he paid for it,” Smith tweeted.

During the commentary on the third Test, Alastair Cook mentioned the incident involving Alex Carey and the haircut, citing that the barber claimed Carey had promised to transfer payment later in the day.

However, Cook later apologized, clarifying that it was a mistaken identity and that he had no intention of spreading false rumors.

“The barber said, he hasn’t paid. It was one of those cash-only ones, and he promised he would have a transfer later in the day, and this was just before he shut. This is a true story, I’m not making it up,” Cook said.

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The confusion surrounding Alex Carey’s haircut incident has been addressed with Steve Smith’s light-hearted tweet and Alastair Cook’s apology. The situation serves as a reminder of media scrutiny’s impact on athletes and the importance of verifying information before jumping to conclusions.

“There’s also been a bit of fuss around on a rainy day, a bit of news about a haircut which might have been discussed on radio the other day. A case of mistaken identity, so I apologize for the mistaken identity to Alex Carey,” he said.

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