A bombshell rocked the Gabba this morning as Cameron Green, fresh off a positive Covid test, donned the baggy green in the second Test vs the West Indies. His audacious selection sent shockwaves through the cricketing world, raising concerns about potential medical risks and ethical implications.
The all-rounder had returned a positive test, along with his teammate Travis Head and head coach Andrew McDonald. However, Head has recovered and even returned a negative test just before the game. Green's test did not change its result as he was still cleared to play the Test match. However, it is understood that he has been asked to maintain a safe distance from his teammates.
There was a hilarious incident on the field this morning with regards to this incident. In the tenth over of the morning, Josh Hazlewood sent West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite packing with a tidy edge that Alex Carey gleefully pocketed. But the real fun began during the jubilant celebrations that followed. Enter Cameron Green, the Aussie all-rounder who sprinted towards the celebrating pack before halting and keeping distance. In what was a hilarious moment, he outstretched his hands for a celebratory fist bump with Hazlewood, albeit without touching.
Except, Hazlewood, ever the picture of deadpan humour, had other plans. With a playful smile, he held up a hand, gesturing for Green to maintain his social distance from the rest of the team. The scene, a mixture of Green's camaraderie and Hazlewood's hilariously dismissive reaction had everyone on the field and beyond erupting in laughter. Social media, of course, went wild. The clip quickly became a viral sensation, capturing the lighthearted camaraderie that often shines through even in the heat of cricketing battle.
West Indies in tatters
The West Indies' hopes for a Brisbane fightback seem to be slipping away like grains of sand through an hourglass. Reduced to a precarious 78-5 in the early stages of their first innings, they face the daunting prospect of another demoralizing defeat against a rampant Australian pace attack.
Mitchell Starc has been the chief tormentor, ripping through the Windies top order with a menacing three-wicket haul. His lethal swing bowling accounted for the key scalps of Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Alick Athanaze, and Justin Greaves, leaving the visitors' batting in disarray.
Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood have each chipped in with a wicket apiece, ensuring the pressure remains relentless. The early collapse puts the West Indies on the fast track to another embarrassing loss, while the Aussies smell blood and inch closer to a resounding 2-0 series whitewash.