In a recent match between Australia and England at Lord’s, Australian opener Usman Khawaja expressed disappointment at the abusive language used by members of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) towards the Australian team. Khawaja, known for his composed demeanor, voiced his discontent with the lack of respect displayed by some MCC members, specifically those in the Members Pavilion located in the Long Room.
Khawaja, who has always cherished playing at the historic venue, felt let down by the behavior of a few individuals. He and fellow teammate David Warner were observed engaged in animated discussions with MCC members in the Long Room, prompting stewards to intervene.
Acknowledging the incident, the MCC issued an apology to the Australian team, vowing to take disciplinary action against any member found to have fallen short of their expected standards. The unfortunate occurrence transpired during the morning session when emotions were running high.
Khawaja also addressed the controversial dismissal of England’s Jonny Bairstow, emphasizing that the Australian team endeavors to play cricket in good spirits and accept umpires’ decisions, even when they may not fully agree. Expressing disappointment with the unfolding situation, he maintained his respect for England’s Stuart Broad, despite the heated atmosphere on the field.