Australia cricketer Marnus Labuschagne gave a hilarious reaction as Bazball got recognition as a word in the Collins dictionary. The cricketing term is one of the ten words that were added to the dictionary for the year 2023. The dictionary describes the term as "a style of Test cricket in which the batting side plays in a highly aggressive manner." Its origin is noted as “C21: after Brendon McCullum, known as Baz (born 1981), New Zealand cricketer and coach”.
In a video shared by cricket.com.au, Labuschagne, who is currently in India for the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, gave a hilarious reaction on being told that Bazball has been added to the dictionary. The 29-year-old said, “Oh man, that is garbage. I don’t know what that is. Honestly, I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
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The term was first coined by the UK editor of ESPN Cricinfo, Andrew Miller in a podcast, and in no time became one of the most popular terms in modern-day cricket. The term represented the England Test team's aggressive approach started to perform under the guidance of the head coach Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes in 2022.
‘Bazball’ is replaced by the word baseball as it involves the English players sending long shots in the stands. However, McCullum has time and again expressed his dislike about the term. The 42-year-old once said, “I don’t really like that silly term that people are throwing out there,” he said. “Because there’s actually quite a bit of thought that goes into it.”