Ashes 2019: Ben Stokes Calls David Warner, ‘A F****** Pr***’ After Bristol Sledges
The rivalry in the ongoing Ashes series is getting intense. The whole series has been played in the right spirit but there are some frustrations creeping at the fag end. England’s talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes called David Warner a Fuc*** Pr*** after things flared up. Australia’s middle-order batsman Matthew Wade also had a few words to say to Stokes.
Furthermore, Australian skipper Tim Paine is also believed to call Stokes as ‘Bristol’ – a reference to his brawl outside a nightclub in 2017 for which he was banned from the national side. Paine said after the day’s play that the chat was just ‘fine’.
Ian Chappell hits the nail on the head.
On the other hand, former Australian skipper Ian Chappell believes it is high time that umpires intervene on such activities on the field.
“It’s about time the bloody umpires intervened,” he said on Sports Sunday.
“Every time I read it’s part of the game I think it’s the greatest load of rubbish I’ve ever heard.
“The batsman is entitled to peace and quiet when he’s out there batting.”
Meanwhile, has been in the thick of the action. However, his sledging reached a new level on Day three of the fifth and final Test match.
Chappell said: “If I’m a batsman, I’m not putting up with that.
“If the umpires don’t step in and stop Matthew Wade, I’m going to bloody shut him up as a batsman.”
In fact, it has always been a popular belief that sledging has always been a part of the game. However, Chappell thrashed the same that it has never been a part of the game.
“Administrators, players, umpires, coaches the whole lot (say) ’it’s all part of the game’. It’s not part of the game. It’s a load of bollocks.”
On the other hand, England is in the driver’s seat as they lead by 382 runs. Joe Denly scored a fine knock of 94 runs and the hosts would like to strengthen their position on the penultimate day of the series.