England batsman Rory Burns is not having a good time with the bat in the ongoing Test series against India. The opening batsman has struggled against spin and has failed to make any sort of contribution in 2 Test matches. In his 4 innings, Burns has had scores of 33,0, 0, and 25 as England are now down 2-1 in the Test series.
The England batsman landed himself in trouble after he slammed England women’s cricketer Alexandra Hartley for her Tweet. After England was handed an embarrassing loss by India in just 2 days, Hartley on Twitter posted an amusing tweet that didn’t impress Rory Burns.
“Nice to see the England boys to get this Test match finished just before the England women team play tonight”, she tweeted.
Rory Burns was frustrated and quoted the Tweet of Hartley in which he admitted that what she wrote is disappointing as the England men’s team always support her side. Even the likes of Ben Stokes and James Anderson liked the tweet as Burns openly scrutinised the tweet.
“Very disappointing attitude considering all the ‘boys’ do to support the Women’s game”, Burns had tweeted.
Meanwhile, Burns deleted the tweet afterwards which seemed to be a direction from the management, as coach Chris Silverwood said the argument was being “dealt with back in England”. Now, England Cricket Board (ECB) has also given Burns a warning and has reminded him of his responsibilities on social media as a cricketer.
Rory Burns Given Warning Over Twitter Spat With Alexandra Hartley
“We recognise the influence high profile people have on social media and have reminded Rory of his responsibilities”, an ECB spokesperson later told the Guardian.
Furthermore, after the controversy, Alexandra Hartley clarified herself and wrote that her tweet was taken the wrong way and the entire England women’s team are Test match fans.
“Think it’s been taken the wrong way/out of context. No offence was meant. We are all test match fans”, she replied Rory Burns.
Think it’s been taken the wrong way/out of context. No offence was meant. We are all test match fans pic.twitter.com/NIJU8QM2Xi
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) February 25, 2021