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Usman Khawaja gets abused by the crowd in the Ashes

Usman Khwaja gets abused by the crowd and believes that it has gone too far on Bairstow’s controversial stumping issue.

Usman Khawaja gets abused by the crowd in the Ashes

Khawaja was involved in the clash with MCC members in the lord’s Pavilion after Bairstow’s dismissal at Lord’s which involved in the suspension of three members. It is known that children in the stands are hearings insults get heard near the boundary.

The Bairstow incident prompted a strong reaction from the crowds, with Alex Carey saying there had been some “nasty stuff” said, but players had been facing plenty even before that.

“Personally, if I am coming to the cricket and watching the cricket, I wouldn’t want my kids to be around that,” Khawaja said ahead of the Old Trafford Test. “If I saw that I would 100 percent make a complaint or just leave. I think some of the stuff can be pretty poor. Over at Edgbaston, they were calling Travis Head a c… you know what. I’m like I can’t believe you can actually say that in a public domain anywhere.”

“If you talk about it to England guys, they say we are equally as rough when [they go to Australia]. I don’t agree with it either way. I don’t think it’s the right thing to do,” Khawaja said.

“It can be a little disappointing at times, and I think we can take it too far in Australia. I’m not a big fan of it. I know watching a lot of sport and loving sport that it happens around the world. You watch the NBA [and] it happens there. Particularly when crowds can get real close to you, which they can in cricket. It is what it is, I don’t agree with it.”

Khawaja would not be drawn into further discussion about the events in the Lord’s pavilion. “I’m just going to leave it there,” he said. “MCC are all over it. I trust them to do the right thing.”

Usman Khawaja(Image: CA)
Usman Khawaja(Image: CA)

“There’s some nasty stuff been said but…it is the Ashes,” Carey said last week. “There was nasty stuff said before that as well. From Australia, I still think we’ve got lots of fans and from England, I don’t think we’ve made any, but we probably didn’t lose any.

“It is the Ashes we’ve got to remember, and we’ve had some amazing crowds. We love coming over here, we love playing the Ashes and my first experience [playing Test cricket] in England has been amazing.”

Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal on Lord’s

It happened in the first session of the England Innings as Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes had pressure on building up the score after Ben Duckett’s catch by Alex Carey. England was chasing a target of 371 and was 193 for 5 when Bairstow ducked to avoid a bouncer from Cameron Green on the last ball of the 52nd over.

On the final delivery by Cameron Green, the ball was alone to the wicket-keeper as Jonny Bairstow started walking outside the Crease towards his partner Stokes, having thoughts of the dead ball.

Alex Carey realized an opening and took advantage to dismiss the batter, and had an attempt for a direct hit at the striker’s end to catch Bairstow off-guard and succeeded in it.

Khawaja on Long Room Exchange

On the final day of the Ashes second test, there was a noisy argument between Usman Khawaja and a few MCC members as the players headed for lunch.

The Television footage showed clear recordings of the heated argument between the players and certain spectators in the Long Room.

The area is a private restricted area only for the members and their guests. Security guards tried to intervene to calm down Khawaja, as David Warner had been in a verbal exchange with some of the members, made the personnel security step in.

MCC has confirmed that it has suspended three members after the incident. They will be not permitted back to Lord’s Long Room, which was informed by MCC Chief Executive.

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