Ashes 2021-22: Jack Leach gives an autograph to a fan on his head during first day’s play in Sydney
The spectators around could be seen all happy and ecstatic as they were clapping and cheering in numbers.
Updated - Jan 5, 2022 4:19 pm
Australia and England have locked horns with each other for the fourth Ashes Test at Sydney Cricket Ground. The visitors have had a dismaying outing in the mega-series so far as Australia has taken a dominating 3-0 lead. However, amidst the ongoing fourth Test, something that amazed the cricket on-lookers is the gesture by Jack Leach.
It is a no-brainer that when two sides face each other there is already a lot of excitement around the contest. Add to it the longest format of the game and it further garners the audacity of the occasion. It is known to all that Australia is one of the countries which is termed as a cricket crazy nation.
The fans here leave no stone unturned to witness the action unfold and also go beyond their limits to get a glimpse of their favorite players. Be it encouraging the cricketers whilst the ongoing match or getting their autographs, the spectators make sure that they enjoy every bit of the contest, something similar to this was witnessed on Day 1 of the fourth Ashes Test.
Jack Leach makes a fan happy
A video has been making rounds on social media platforms and has caught the attention of the netizens. England’s spinner Jack Leach signed a fan’s head whilst the ongoing Ashes match. The spectators around could be seen all happy and ecstatic as they were clapping and cheering in numbers.
Check out the video of the same here:
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Talking about the match, after having won the toss, Australia elected to bat first. The openers David Warner and Marcus Harris stitched in a 50 run partnership before Warner walked back to the hut with 30 runs to his account. A fuller delivery from Stuart Broad which the left-handed batter had struggled with in the past sent him back to the pavilion.
Marnus Labuschagne then stood firm with Harris before the latter was dismissed by James Anderson reducing Australia to 111-2. Soon Labuschagne too had to depart as Mark Wood chimed in with a back-of-length delivery. At stumps on day 1, Australia is 126-3 in the rain-affected match. It will be interesting to see how the action unfolds further.