Watch: English Coach Brendon McCullum’s Old Video Of Attempting Alex Carey’s Like Run Out Has Surfaced All Over The Internet

In a thrilling encounter at Lord’s, Australia clinched a hard-fought victory in the second Test against England, taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the series. However, the match was marred by a controversial run-out incident that dominated headlines and sparked intense debates both on and off the field.

The incident unfolded on the final day when Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey ran out English batsman Jonny Bairstow. Bairstow, assuming the ball was out of play, had momentarily left his crease when Carey swiftly removed the bails. The decision not to withdraw the appeal by the Australian team attracted heavy criticism from fans and pundits alike, tarnishing the World Test Championship winners’ reputation.

Adding fuel to the fire, members of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) were suspended for making distasteful remarks following the incident. Their comments further escalated the tensions surrounding the contentious dismissal, and the MCC took swift action to address the issue.

England captain Ben Stokes, expressing his thoughts on the matter, stated that he would have withdrawn the appeal had the roles been reversed. Stokes emphasized the importance of fair play and stated his reluctance to win matches through such controversial means.

The controversy didn’t end there, as England head coach Brendon McCullum also weighed in on the run-out incident. McCullum openly expressed his disappointment and remarked, “We are not going to have drinks with the Aussies anytime soon.” His comments highlighted the strained relations between the two teams following the contentious dismissal.

In response to the criticism faced by Australia, certain sections of the Australian media released videos showcasing a similar run-out attempt by Jonny Bairstow during day three of the match. The videos aimed to shed light on Bairstow’s actions and raise questions about the fairness of the ensuing controversy.

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Further fanning the flames, a video resurfaced on the internet featuring Brendon McCullum himself enacting a similar dismissal during the 2009 Champions Trophy match against England’s Paul Collingwood. Although McCullum’s actions were initially upheld by the third umpire, former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori later withdrew the appeal. The video drew attention and added a layer of irony to McCullum’s criticism of Australia’s decision.

As the debate continues to rage on, cricket fans and pundits remain divided on the run-out incident, with emotions running high on both sides. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of sportsmanship, fair play, and the need for respectful conduct both on and off the field.

The upcoming matches in the series will undoubtedly be closely watched, not only for the on-field action but also to see how the teams handle the aftermath of this controversial incident. Only time will tell if this incident will have a lasting impact on the relations between the players and teams involved.

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