WATCH: Australia women captain Alyssa Healy gives sarcastic reply to husband Mitchell Starc during ODI match

During the first ODI against South Africa's women's team, Australia's women's captain, Alyssa Healy, playfully poked fun at her husband, Mitchell Starc, who was commentating on the match.

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Alyssa Healy & Mitchell Starc

Alyssa Healy & Mitchell Starc (Source: Twitter)

Australia Women's captain Alyssa Healy is one of the most destructive wicketkeeper batters in women's cricket. As much as she is known for her hitting prowess, she is also well known for her witty sledges and one-liners both on and off the field.

Australia's left-handed pacer Mitchell Starc was the recent casualty of her witty one-liners. Interestingly, Mitchell Starc is also her husband but Healy didn't show any respite while taking a sly dig at Mitchell Starc during the 2nd ODI between Australia and South Africa.

During the 2nd ODI between Australia and South Africa, Mitchell Starc, who was involved in commentary duties, offered his thoughts on the performance of Kim Garth, a teammate of Healy. Starc suggested that Garth could have bowled with a slightly fuller length. 

In response to Starc's comment, Healy displayed her trademark wit by acknowledging the suggestion with a hint of humour. She defended Garth's bowling style, emphasizing her role within the team and her preferred length. Despite the playful banter, Healy's response showcased her support for her teammate while maintaining a light-hearted tone.

While replying to Starc, Healy said, "I think if we are being highly critical, like you are suggesting, then yes, potentially, then Kimmie Garth could have come maybe a fraction fuller but that is the natural length that she likes to hit and that's her role within our team as well - to get the ball moving and to keep it tight down that end as well. So, yes if we are being ultra-critical then maybe." Here is the funny exchange between the couple:

The adorable exchange between the couple invoked a light-hearted inside the commentary box and their playful interaction provided entertainment for both viewers and commentators, breaking the monotony of a rain delay.

South Africa’s epic comeback

While Australia won the first ODI comfortably, South Africa made a stellar comeback in the 2nd ODI and created history by winning their first-ever ODI victory against Australia in the history of ODI cricket. The three-match ODI series hangs in balance with 1-1 with the stage all set for the decider.


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