Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21: Warne, Symonds caught using disparaging words about Labuschagne
India and Australia are engaged in a four-Test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, being defended by the former. With the series presently locked at 1-1, the third Test is on in Sydney, in full swing. Australia's Marnus Labuschagne played a firm knock of 91 in the first innings.
The ongoing third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) between India and Australia for the third Test is already intense. Meanwhile, with strong knocks from Marnus Labuschagne (91) and Steve Smith (191), Australia is somewhat in the driver's seat.
It was on Day 2 when Australia was packed up for 338, on Friday. In the meantime, Australia is also hosting its domestic Twenty20 (T20) league, the Big Bash League (BBL). During the commentary session of the same on Friday, Shane Warne and Andrew Symonds were spotted making some unflattering comments about Labuschagne.
Unaware that the commentary session's streaming was already underway on Kayo Sports, Warne sarcastically started it by saying, "Give Marnus a bowl." However, Symonds responded by saying, "Do something... that or his ADD."
In reply, Warne added, "Jesus, it's annoying. No!!! Just f****** bat properly." To this, Symonds further commented, "You'll have to give him the hog pile, mate, if you keep that shit up, we're gonna squash your guts out of your arse."
The same video went viral on social media immediately, as fans had split opinions for it, while many discouraged it. Meanwhile, Kayo was forced o issue an official apology, which read, "Our stream started early and caught some unacceptable comments. On behalf of @kayosports and the commentary team, we unreservedly apologise."
Here is the video of the same:
Match summary: Winning the toss, Australian skipper Tim Paine elected to bat first, as Australia managed to score 338 by Day 2, with Smith (131) being the top scorer, while Ravindra Jadeja claimed 4/62. In reply, India is 153/4, with Shubman Gill scoring a half-century and trialling by 185 runs, while Pat Cummins has claimed a couple.
Brief scores: Australia 338 (Pucovski 62, Labuschagne 91, Smith 131; Jadeja 2/62) leads India 153/4 (Gill 50; Cummins 2/24) by 185 runs.
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