'Coming home early to see dogs' - Alyssa Healy hilariously reveals why Mitchell Starc is travelling to Australia

‘Coming home early to see dogs’ – Alyssa Healy hilariously reveals why Mitchell Starc is travelling to Australia

Starc is set to cheer Healy from the stands in the final of the Women's T20 World Cup.

Mitchell Starc and his wife Alyssa Healy. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Australia pacer Mitchell Starc is all set to cheer his wife Alyssa Healy from the stands in the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup on Sunday. The title clash between Australia and India will be played at the iconic MCG and Starc has decided to cut short his South Africa tour to enjoy a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to watch his wife play a World Cup final at home.

Australia are set to play the third and final ODI of the series against South Africa on Saturday in Potchefstroom. However, Starc got permission from Cricket Australia (CA) to leave the team in the middle of the tour and was also given thumbs up by the head coach Justin Langer. The third One-Day is also a dead rubber with the visitors already losing the series.

Meanwhile, social media has been abuzz ever since the news has come out. While some of them have lauded CA and Starc’s decision to travel all the way, few bragged about the ‘country first’ thing which always hogs the limelight in these cases.

Alyssa Healy’s response to a tweet

Meanwhile, in one of the tweets, a Twitter user by name Ryan Pierce who is a photographer based in Sydney, cheekily commented that Mitchell Starc is returning home early only for the dogs and not for his wife Alyssa Healy. “Let’s be honest @ahealy77, Mitch is just coming home to see the dogs,” the tweet read. Hilariously agreeing to the tweet, Healy responded, “Correct.”

Here’s the tweet:

As far as the couple’s onfield tryst is concerned, Alyssa Healy overcame her terrible form ahead of the World Cup and slammed a half-century in the losing cause against India in the tournament opener. She is the second-highest run-scorer for Australia with 161 runs to her name in the competition. And all these runs have come at a strike-rate of close to 144.

Meanwhile, Mitchell Starc picked three wickets in the two ODIs against South Africa while he was also instrumental in the team’s series win in the T20Is. The left-arm seamer castled the opposition’s best batsman Quinton de Kock a number of times. Leaving early from South Africa will also give him a decent break to get fresh ahead of the home ODIs against New Zealand.