WATCH: “Weirdo” Marnus Labuschagne SHAVES his bat prompting fans to say it’s better use of SANDPAPER
Sky Sports' Twitter handle posted the video of Labuschagne using some electric tools and shaving his bat while listening to something on his headphones.
Marnus Labuschagne (Images via Twitter, Getty)
Marnus Labuschagne often prompts headlines due to his weird antics on and off the field. From using a cigarette lighter to repair his helmet to picking up chewing gum after it fell from his mouth, his unusual behaviors have amused the fans.
This time, he simply shaved his bat in an unconventional way to prepare for the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval in London, which got underway on Thursday (July 27). Sky Sports’ Twitter handle posted the video of Labuschagne using some electric tools and shaving his bat while listening to something on his headphones.
Watch the video here:
Though Labuschagne did not have a great Ashes series with the bat, he did save Australia from a brink of a collapse with his century in Manchester on the fourth day of the fourth Test. His stay at the crease helped Australia as rain played spoilsport on Day 5, helping the team draw the Test.
Here’s how fans reacted to Marnus labuschagne’s unconventional method of shaving his bat
Fans recalled the infamous Sandpaper scandal, saying Marnus Labuschagne did better use of the sandpaper to shave the bat instead of tampering with the ball. Australia were caught using sandpaper to tamper with the ball during a Test match against South Africa back in 2018. Labuschagne was not a part of the team as he made his Test debut in 2019.
Check fans’ reactions here:
Unfortunately, shaving his bat did not help him from Mark Wood. On Day 2 of the fifth Ashes Test, he could just score nine runs from 82 balls when Wood’s delivery prompted Labuschagne to defend it but it hit the outside edge before Joe Root grabbed a stunning with his left hand at the slip.
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