The ongoing Ashes 2023 has been a thrilling series so far as fans have got to witness a lot of intense moments in the first three Tests. Australia are leading the series by 2-1 and if they manage another win, they will win their first Ashes in England since 2001. However, apart from that, the heated moments between Australian players and the MCC members during the second Test at Lord’s also made headlines.
However, recently, Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon shared an incident. He revealed that an old lady came up to him outside the Lord’s and she also apologized to him for the bad behaviour of the MCC members during lunch on Day 5 of the second Ashes Test as well.
“I was at the back of Lord’s talking to Jamie Cox, and I actually had an older lady come up to me in tears, an England lady in tears. She was from the main members there and she says we’ve got to go home. ‘I just want to apologise to you Australian cricketers for the way the guys have acted everyone’s acted within inside Lord’s’,” Lyon said on the WillowTalk Podcast.
He also added that he told the lady that they were all okay and not worried about getting sledged as well. However, the Australian players got into a heated argument with a few MCC members in the renowned ‘Long Room’ of the Lord’s after Alex Carey stumped Jonny Bairstow which was a controversial stumping for many as well.
“And I just told her I look, don’t worry about it we’re all okay, we’re not worried about getting sledged. But it hit home for me that Ashes cricket can affect so many people in different ways and just the actions of people can hit so many different people as well. It was a nice moment but like an awkward moment,” Lyon further added.