Marnus Labuschagne recently stated that Australia’s issue around Jonny Bairstow in the Ashes 2023 is “dead and buried” as they prepare to play England in the World Cup on November 4.
A number of controversies took place in the Ashes 2023 series, the most prominent of which involved Bairstow. During the last day of the second Test at London’s Lord’s Cricket Ground, an incident took place.
After walking out of his position, Australia’s wicketkeeper Alex Carey threw the ball at the stumps, presuming that it was dead at the conclusion of the over, and Bairstow was out.
The controversy escalated when the decision was upheld by TV umpire Marais Erasmus, leading to an unprecedented uproar from the crowd at Lord’s. Chants of “Same old Aussies always cheating” echoed around the stadium, and the Australian players were reportedly abused by spectators in the Pavilion Long Room.
Bairstow had broken his silence on the incident recently, but Marnus Labuschagne feels that it is dead and buried for the Aussies.
As quoted by Fox Cricket, Marnus Labuschagne said they don’t discuss about the drama that happened and have moved on from it.
“I can’t imagine anything’s gonna come up with Jonny (Bairstow). It’s dead and buried, something that we don’t really talk about, we don’t discuss,”
“I don’t think anyone’s view or thoughts have changed on the decision on what happened and we just move on.”
“I know Jonny came out and spoke about it a few months ago but we prerecord stuff and then it comes out two months later so it feels like it’s topical again now, but that conversation was had months and months ago â€æ as players, it’s happened â€æ I think everyone’s moved on.”