The Australian pacer, Mitchell Starc came to bat at number five during the third ODI against India in Bengaluru on Sunday, much before his regular batting position, as Australia wants him to up the ante was the dismissals of David Warner, Aaron Finch, and Marnus Labuschagne.
However, Starc failed to repay the faith of his skipper Aaron Finch and got out on the third ball he faced without scoring a single run. Starc’s wife Alyssa Healy, who herself is a cricketer and plays for the Australian women’s national team, trolled her husband on social media for losing his wicket by playing a poor shot.
Alyssa commented with a facepalm emoji on one of Mitchell Starc’s dismissal posts on Twitter.
— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) January 19, 2020
Healy, a wicketkeeper batswoman, left the internet in splits with her reaction. Here are some of the reactions:
Can you teach him how to bat please.
— Lachlan Steele (@Lachy_Steele) January 19, 2020
He forgot what you taught him again Midge
— Paul Williams (@pjw7326) January 19, 2020
OMG😂😂can't stop laughing
— Jafar Bin Amanudheen (@AmanudheenBin) January 19, 2020
Classic spouse response! Love it @ahealy77
— Michelle Verghis (@VerghisMverghis) January 19, 2020
Finch, who lost his wicket for 19 following a massive mix-up with Steve Smith, expected some power-hitting from Starc when Australia needed it most. However, Finch’s ploy didn’t work as Starc departed for a third-ball duck after he decided to slog Ravindra Jadeja out of the ground but ended up hitting it straight to Yuzvendra Chahal, who was fielding at deep mid-wicket.
While Starc departed on the last ball of the 32nd over by Jadeja, Australia had lost Labuschagne on the third ball of the same over. Smith was the highest run-scorer for Australia with 131 runs, including 14 boundaries and a six, as they reached 286/9 by the end of 50 overs.
India rode on a century by Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s knock of 89 runs to chase down the target with 15 balls to spare. With the seven-wicket victory at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, India clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1.