Ricky Ponting Hits by Grapes During 5th Ashes 2023 Test

Ricky Ponting Hits by Grapes During 5th Ashes 2023 Test
Ricky Ponting Hits by Grapes During 5th Ashes 2023 Test(Image: Sky Sports)

The former Australian player Ricky Ponting rages in anger at fans during live coverage of the fifth Test of Ashes 2023 after being hit by grapes.

Ricky Ponting Hits by Grapes During 5th Ashes 2023 Test

Ricky Ponting encountered an incident when the former Australian captain was sharing his views over the match after Day 1 of the fifth Ashes Test at the Oval.

According to reports, Ricky Ponting was doing live commentary when some English fans threw grapes at him. This unbelievable behaviour by the home supporters didn’t go down well with Ponting as he got angry by the incident.

Ricky PontingHe was standing in front of the broadcaster’s set at the edge of the field. That’s when a few of the grapes were launched from the stands and directly landed in front of Ponting.

When Ian Ward the host of that segment, tried to take the matter lightly, Ricky Ponting found nothing funny about the incident and got irritated by the actions of the fans. He denied to let it lie while giving a cold stare at the English crowd. The World Cup-winning skipper also vowed to find out the culprits behind the inappropriate behaviour.

“I have just been hit by grapes. I wouldn’t mind finding out who were those actually,” Ponting said on camera.

Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal on day five of the second Test at Lords set the tone for this behaviour that has seen criticism of both sides’ conduct during this year’s tournament.

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. All these incidents have been making a fuss on the ground.

Despite a brilliant 111-run partnership between Harry Brook (85) and Moeen Ali (34), England, who were put into bat by Australia captain Pat Cummins, could only post 283 in their first innings. Apart from Brook and Ali, Ben Duckett made 41 and Chris Woakes added 36 runs to the total.

For Australia, Mitchell Starc took 4/82, while Josh Hazlewood and Todd Murphy took two wickets apiece. In response, Australia ended day one on 61/1, losing David Warner for 24 runs, as he was dismissed by Chris Woakes.

With England pulling the series back to 2-1, adverse weather conditions ended the hosts’ hopes of recapturing the urn at Old Trafford.

England has the opportunity to finish the series on a high and avoid a series defeat to the Australian side that has played below their best for long periods.