The internet buzzed with discussions surrounding Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal during the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, and even the Victoria Police from Australia joined in the playful banter. They took to Twitter, thanking Bairstow for the reminder about the importance of not leaving the crease before receiving the green light. Their tweet featured a picture of Bairstow’s dismissal alongside a traffic signal.
In the 52nd over of the second innings, Bairstow was stumped by Alex Carey because he had ventured out of the crease.
The incident garnered attention not only from cricket fans but also from prominent figures like the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak. Sunak quoted Ben Stokes and expressed his agreement, emphasizing that he wouldn’t want to win a game in the same manner as Australia did.
Meanwhile, the Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, chimed in on the Ashes conversation, showing his support for both the men’s and women’s cricket teams. In a tweet, Albanese expressed pride in their victories in the first two Ashes matches against England, referring to the Australian teams as the “same old Aussies” who consistently triumph. He also mentioned his backing for Alyssa Healy, Pat Cummins, and their respective teams, eagerly anticipating their triumphant return home.