Dean Jones replies aptly after an Australian journalist mocked a Pakistan cricketer for his English
Jones asked him to appreciate the cricketer's efforts.
Updated - Nov 29, 2019 1:40 pm
Pakistan cricket has a number of laurels in their kitty, including the 1992 World Cup and the 2009 World T20. Back in 2016, Pakistan also became ICC’s number-one ranked Test team and are currently the number-one T20I side as well. However, despite the truckload of achievements, their cricketers have had to face some severe trolls and brickbats for various reasons.
Even Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was recently sacked as the national skipper ahead of the Australia tour, has been a recipient of mocking from time to time. One of the reasons behind the ridiculing is their lack of ability to speak English fluently. A number of videos are present on social media where Pakistani cricketers can be seen, finding it tough to communicate in the language.
Of late another such incident has occurred, this time during the Day-Night Test at the Adelaide Oval. On the first day of the encounter, a TV presenter interviewed one of the visitors’ cricketers. Listening to the same, an Australian journalist said that he couldn’t understand a word from the player.
The Twitter user, by the name of Tony Tardio, wrote, “Just heard an interview with a Pakistani fast bowler at the Adelaide Oval on Fox sports and I can say with a fair bit of certainty that I didn’t understand one word.”
Here is the tweet
Just heard an interview with a Pakistani fast bowler at the Adelaide Oval on Fox sports and I can say with a fair bit of certainty that I didn’t understand one word
— Tony Tardio (@tonytardio) November 29, 2019
The words didn’t go down well with Dean Jones, the former Australian cricketer. He asked the journo to be appreciate the cricketer for trying, despite English being his second language. Jones replied to the user and wrote, “At least they try Tony… English is their second language and our guys don’t speak Urdu when they are in UAE for matches when being interviewed..”
Here is Dean Jones’ reply to the user
At least they try Tony… English is their second language and our guys don’t speak Urdu when they are in UAE for matches when being interviewed.. https://t.co/XjBdh9SJKi
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) November 29, 2019
As far as the game is concerned, the Aussies, led by Tim Paine, won the toss, and elected to bat first. The hosts didn’t have the greatest of starts as Shaheen Shah Afridi nipped out Joe Burns, who got 97 at the Gabba in Brisbane. From there on, opener David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne, both of whom notched centuries in the last game, got sanity back into the proceedings.