Broadcasters of the series Sri Lanka x Australia Test enjoyed a very fun moment during the second game day of the second test match, played in Galle. With the stump mic being one of the great new features of the game, both from a refereeing and fan entertainment point of view, David Warner used it for a completely different purpose: to convey a message to the commentator team. Also Read | ‘Virat has become a liability now. Either he needs to give up his place or…’: Former Pakistani star asks for Kohli ax
Coming just before the end of the game, with Kusal Mendis well-defined in the 1980s, Sri Lankan newcomer hitter Angelo Mathews complained about his line of sight being interrupted by individuals wandering into the press boxes above the vision screen – in on in particular, Australian journalist Geoff Lemon, who wore a conspicuous yellow shirt.
Mathews must have reported the havoc this was causing his vision of the ball that afternoon, and having spoken with the Australian hitter, Warner took the opportunity to enjoy himself at the expense of Lemon, who he acknowledged.
Speaking directly into the mic, Warner said: “Broadcast, you can tell Geoff Lemon to sit down, on yellow. Batsman is frustrated, please.” It was a moment that garnered some chuckles from the commentators and the media box, but turned out to be harmless as the end of the day was thrown at the end, where Lemon was in his colorful attire, out of the batters’ line of sight. .
Lemon, who has covered and written several books about this decade of Australian cricket, good-naturedly took the amusing Warner, caught smiling for the cameras, and also returned to Warner with a retort to the entire situation on Twitter, downplaying the shimmer of the shirt he wore. was wearing.
Sri Lanka finished Day 2 at 184/2, with Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendia contributing 80s. Karunaratne was released later in the day, and Day 3 also started poorly, with Mendis leaving early. Sri Lanka is still chasing Australia’s first total of 364 entries, which included centuries of Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith, as well as a 6-fer for rookie spinner Prabath Jayasuriya.