Rory Burns was run out of ducks by Marnus Labuschagne in the fifth Ashes Test, and former Australian captain Ricky Ponting criticized him for failing to sink.
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Since he was recalled to the side instead of Haseeb Hameed in trouble, Rory Burns it ran out because it didn’t bother the shooters.
Burns managed to negotiate safely for Mitchell Starc’s start, but ran out in the second overt after some hesitation with introductory partner Zak Crawley.
After Crawley tried to steal a quick single, Marnus Labuschagne created a direct hit and Burns was right in front of him.
It was a bad call from Crawley, who hesitated in the middle of the runs, and Burns could have saved himself if he had performed the dive.
Former Captain of Australia Ricky Ponting was very critical of Burns for not diving, and told Channel 7: “I would like to emphasize this a little bit.
“Rory Burns must have been even more desperate. He’s back on the sidelines, fighting for his test career and not ready to do a big dive to try to save his wicket.
“I know it’s not his fault, not his call. But you can imagine Marnus Labuschagne in the same situation, he would be diving two or three meters away from the bend.”
However, former English actors David Gower and Steven Finn were more in favor of Burns and instead criticized Crawley’s decision to try to record a single.
Gower said on BT Sport: “The big screen is telling bad news to Rory Burns, who leaves the pitch without his own fault through no fault of his own. It was a terrible call from Zak Crawley.”
Finn, meanwhile, said BBC Special Test Match: “It’s a terrible start. You have to sympathize with Rory Burns, Zak Crawley stuck him on the grill.”