After mocking Indian skipper Virat Kohli for one of the statements he made during play in New Zealand, former Australian fast bowler, Mitchell Johnson turned to the English cricket team to satisfy his contemptuous desire.
England’s Test captain Joe Root recently stated about cricketers being reluctant to shake hands, due to the scare of Coronavirus.
Many sporting events in Europe are either rescheduled or played in front of an empty stadium, to reduce the risk of transmission through public gatherings.
“After the illnesses that swept through the squad in South Africa, we are well aware of the importance of keeping contact to a minimum, and we’ve been given some really sound and sensible advice from our medical team to help prevent spreading germs and bacteria,” Joe Root commented.
“We are not shaking hands with each other, using the well-established fist bump instead, and we are washing hands regularly and wiping down surfaces using the anti-bacterial wipes and gels we’ve been given in our immunity packs,” added the English skipper.
However, Johnson took it as an opportunity to make fun of Australia’s arch-rivals, by posting a screenshot of the article.
His captions took jibes at Ben Stokes as well as the English cricket team by stating, “Is this a p*ss-take? You can jam your fist pump England. Just be careful though Stokesy might react with a sucker punch.”
Stokes, back in 2017, was involved in a brawl outside a pub in Bristol, which led to his arrest and criminal charges, which was settled by UK courts later.