Usman Khawaja was sent off in the first Ashes game, and the referee cautioned Ollie Robinson about it – Reports: The violent send-off that England pacer Ollie Robinson gave Usman Khawaja when he was dismissed during the opening Ashes match at Edgbaston, Birmingham, was reportedly on the verge of earning him a warning. Due to his outstanding performances, the seasoned opener received the Player of the Match award, and Robinson finished with five wickets.
The batter was dismissed for 141 runs when the right-handed pacer trapped him with a yorker and delivered an expletive-filled farewell. Later, when questioned during the post-match press conference, he defended his actions by saying that such aggressive behaviors are usual in the Ashes.
Moeen Ali received a penalty for using a drying agent on his hand, and both teams received penalties for sluggish over rates from match referee Andy Pycroft. However, Robinson only received a warning.
It was a borderline case, according to people close to the match authorities. The person spoke to the newspaper under the guise of anonymity.
It was perceived as more of an extravagant celebration than a send-off.
As Australia celebrated a historic victory by two wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series, Khawaja had the last laugh. Due to an underhanded captain’s knock by Pat Cummins, the visitors were able to complete the 281-run task in the game’s last hour.
During the second innings, there was also a verbal argument between Khawaja and Robinson
The seasoned opening batsman continued to cause problems for the England team in the second innings. He led the team in runs scored with 65 off 197 pitches, and he was especially careful while leading the fourth-inning run chase.
During the penultimate day, during a drinking gathering. Experienced England seamer James Anderson had to step in and mediate after a few words were exchanged.
After the game, Khawaja said that he was not aware of Robinson being sent out in the opening innings and brushed off the exchange on the final day as harmless chitchat. He stated:
“The audience was so boisterous the other day that I had no idea. There wasn’t much to it on Tuesday. Just a little nice conversation. For the most part, this game was played in high spirits.
Beginning on Wednesday, June 28, the two adversaries will face off in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. With four games remaining, Australia leads the series 1-0.