Australian opener Usman Khawaja has unloaded on the Lord’s longroom after his run-in with a number of of the MCC members at Lord’s heading into the lunch break.
“It was actually disappointing,” he tells 9.
“Lord’s is considered one of my favorite locations to return, there may be a lot respect proven at Lord’s, significantly within the members pavillion within the lengthy room, however there wasn’t at present. It was very disappointing.
“If anybody asks me the place the perfect place is to play, I at all times say Lord’s, the gang is nice, significantly the members are nice, (however) a number of the stuff popping out of the members’ mouths was actually disappointing.
“I wasn’t going to face by and cop it, so I simply talked to a couple of them. A couple of of them have been throwing out some fairly large allegations and I simply known as them up on it.
“They saved going and I used to be like, ‘Effectively, it is your membership right here’, so I used to be simply pointing them out. It is fairly disrespectful to be sincere. I simply anticipate lots higher from the members.”
Khawaja additionally defends Australia’s choice to uphold the attraction on that controversial Jonny Bairstow dismissal.
”The choice is within the umpire’s palms,” he says.
“If the umpire deems it a lifeless ball at present, it is a lifeless ball. It is similar to yesterday’s catch.
“We do not absolutely agree with it, however it’s important to settle for the umpire’s choice, that is why the umpires are there. There’s at all times gray areas in cricket.
“The way in which it performed out in some respects was fairly disappointing. I really like Stuey Broad, he is considered one of my favorite cricketers, the way in which he performs it … and he was fairly riled up on the market, which you do not wish to see. It’s what it’s.”