Ed Cowan terms Jason Roy’s actions: Former Australian cricketer slammed English opening batsman for his gestures at Edgbaston.
During the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Australia and England at Edgbaston, England defeated Australia comprehensively by 8 wickets to enter the final of the World Cup for the first time.
After England fast bowler Chris Woakes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid dismissed three batsmen each in the first innings, a 124-run opening partnership between Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow put England in a strong position in the second innings.
Having played exceedingly well for his 85 (65) with the help of nine fours and five sixes, Roy was wrongly given out by umpire Kumar Dharmasena. The England opener was then seen expressing dissent at the umpire’s decision in an animated fashion – eventually gaining a fine and a couple of demerit points.
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Ed Cowan terms Jason Roy’s actions
Former Australia opening batsman Ed Cowan has severely criticized Roy’s actions after his dismissal. “The dissent he [Jason Roy] showed was almost soccer-like, up, remonstrating with the umpires. Realistically, he should be given a one-match ban,” Cowan said on ABC Grandstand’s latest World Cup podcast.
Calling Roy’s behaviour as “absolute disgrace”, Cowan denied watching anything of that sorts on a cricket field before. Speaking regarding treating umpires in such a manner, Cowan accused Roy of watching Premier League Soccer.
“What he [Roy] did was an absolute disgrace. What he did was as bad a level of dissent as you could ever possibly show. I’ve never seen that on a cricket field. You can’t stand in the middle of the ground, arms outstretched, asking how is that out and try and refer it knowing you’ve already used a referral
“Honestly, he’s been watching too much Premier League soccer. That was a disgrace. You cannot treat umpires like that on a cricket field,” Cowan added.