Legendary Aussie Pacer Merv Hughes Hilariously Trolls Piers Morgan On Spirit Of Cricket Debate: Even as the Ashes 2023 move into the third Test, which started on Thursday at Headingley, Leeds, the conversation about Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal in the Lord’s Test on Day 5 and about the Spirit of cricket does not die out.
The controversial run-out of Bairstow by Alex Carey at Lord’s sparked up current players, ex-players, fans, and the media into the whole topic of the Spirit of Cricket versus the laws, with parties sharing their views and opinions from both sides. Of course, British journalist and world-famous news anchor Piers Morgan, too, was going to jump into the debate.
In the latest of Morgan’s online tussle was with legendary Australian fast bowler Merv Hughes. In the social media scuffle between the duo, Hughes called Piers “an attention seeker and a flog”. Irked by Merv Huges’ comment, Piers Morgan tweeted some derogatory stuff about the former Aussie great.
“I’ve always wanted to be sledged by big Merv. But we make a right pair @MervHughes332 – I’m a flog and you’re a bottle-job. Let me know when you grow a pair as big as your ‘tash,” Piers Morgan said.
Merv Hughes wasn’t going to take this lying down and replied with a hilarious comment, trolling the British journalist in some style.
“Piers … I can agree with you on one point you make in this tweet- you are a flog. Let it go old boy!!!” Hughes replied, sending the fans rofling.
Here, check out Merv Hughes Hilariously Trolls Piers Morgan on Twitter:
Piers … I can agree with you on one point you make in this tweet- you are a flog.
Let it go old boy!!! https://t.co/PiksRi7u0U
— Merv Hughes (@MervHughes332) July 6, 2023
Meawhile, Australian skipper Pat Cummins rubbished the Spirit of cricket debate in the press conference ahead of the Leeds Test.
“I don’t think a conversation about the spirit of cricket even comes into a dismissal like that. It was plain and simple a stumping,” the Australian captain said. “For what I think is a pretty common non-event, it does seem like everyone has a pretty strong opinion about it. I don’t think there’s any discussion; it’s out. If the shoe was on the other foot, I wouldn’t be looking at the opposition, I’d probably be thinking [about] our own batter, and would be thinking it’s pretty silly.”
“I know what our team does, and that’s [why] we concentrate on ourselves. When we haven’t been playing up to scratch, we look pretty deeply at what we are doing, and try to make amends. We don’t apportion blame to conditions or opposition or anything else going on,” Cummins added.