The Jonny Bairstow headbutt seems to have become the talk of the town. The headbutt bug has also smitten Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan who were recently spotted emulating it. They may have failed miserably but their attempt was hilarious nevertheless. Meanwhile, Australia has drawn first blood by thrashing England in the 1st Test by 10 wickets. The infamous headbutt incident featured Jonny Bairstow and Colin Bancroft. Reportedly, Bairstow ‘headbutted’ Australian debutante Cameron Bancroft at a bar in Perth earlier in November.
In the video uploaded by BT Sports on Twitter, Adam Gilchrist starts off by what seems to be a wrap-up of the first Test. That is when Michael Vaughan and Gilchrist proceeds to shake hands but Vaughan headbutts the former Australian wicketkeeper, albeit keeping a hand on Gilchrist’s forehead to avoid any real damage. “Was expecting a handshake,” said Gilchrist after Vaughan exits the frame. This is exactly what Bancroft had said at the press conference.
England has not taken this incident casually after a similar incident led to the ouster of star batsman Ben Stokes from the Ashes line-up, which proved to be a major setback for England.
Meanwhile, England coach Trevor Bayliss said that his players have taken some “dumb decisions” in recent times and admitted there would be a review of the team’s self-imposed code of conduct.
Cricket is a gentleman’s game and such incidents are not expected to occur on the cricket field as it sets a wrong precedence. Such incidents do not help attract the youngsters towards the game and gives the sport a bad name.