Stuart Broad reacts after dismissing Peter Handscomb on Day Two at Adelaide    Getty Images
Stuart Broad reacts after dismissing Peter Handscomb on Day Two at Adelaide Getty Images

The 2017-18 Ashes is not even halfway through, and we have already witnessed several on-field banters. Then there was the off-field headbutt.

The first Test witnessed Jonny Bairstow being unsettled by Steven Smith. The ongoing second Test saw England’s senior pacers, James Anderson and Stuart Broad, giving it back to Smith and his deputy David Warner. Broad continued in the same manner after celebrating Peter Handscomb’s dismissal on Sunday.

Amidst all this, England coach Trevor Bayliss shared his opinion on sledging and it has become a significant part to unsettle the opposition. Bayliss advised that the stump microphones should be turned off for youngsters at the time of heated exchanges. In addition, he stated that it isn’t the ideal way from his point of view, but the verbal spats have become a part and parcel of the modern game. It even adds to the entertainent on the field.

Bayliss concluded that since the grown men are playing very competitive sport, sometimes the emotions boil over.