Ashes 2023: The Ashes series being played between England and Australia is at an exciting juncture. In this, Australia is currently leading 2-1. This series is very important for the people of both countries, so when Australian PM Anthony Albanese and British PM Rishi Sunak met in the middle of the Ashes, they could not stop themselves from discussing it. Both laughed at the posters and things.
From sandpaper to Bairstow’s wicket, this was the discussion of both the PMs
Prime Minister of England Rishi Sunak and Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese met at the NATO meeting on 11 July. By the way, the NATO meeting was about the Russia-Ukraine war. Talks were going on about this when suddenly the discussion started about the Ashes. Whose video has also surfaced.
In the clip that is going viral, Sunak and Albanese can be seen laughing at the brawl that started on the final day of the second Test at Lord’s. During the fifth day’s play, England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow’s stumping heated up the game’s debate and the two leaders joked about it a week after his dismissal.
Both leaders showed posters to each other
Earlier in the video, Australian PM Albanese showed the ‘2-1’ scoreline as he posed for photographs. In response, Sunak showed a picture of England’s victory at Headingley on Sunday, in which English batsmen Mark Wood and Chris Woakes are seen celebrating.
However, the Australian Prime Minister then showed Sunak a picture of the controversial stumping of Jonny Bairstow in the second Test, in which Bairstow left the crease and went ahead. After this, Albanese acted to make crease there with his feet.
Responding to this, Sunak reminded Australia of the ‘Sandpapergate’ scandal. The British Prime Minister retorted, ‘I’m sorry I didn’t bring my sandpaper with me.’ Hearing this answer, the Australian PM had no answer and he started laughing loudly.
— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) July 11, 2023
Australia gain lead
The Ashes is one of cricket’s most prestigious series and is played between traditional rivals England and Australia. The 2023 edition of the Ashes is currently underway in England and is led by the Australian team. They won the first two Tests to take a 2–0 lead, but England also managed to stage a comeback by winning the third Test.