Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

Former England skipper Nasser Hussain, who was a part of the commentary panel on Day 3 of fourth Ashes Test, playfully slapped former teammate and co-commentator Mark Butcher’s head. The incident took place when Butcher was criticising Hussain’s captaincy decision of bowling first in Brisbane during his captaincy in Ashes 2002. 

Hussain, who was leading the Three Lions at the Gabba, known as the fortress of Australia, during the 2002 tour, decided to bowl first. The former English opener wasn’t convinced with the decision due to the bounce the pitch offered. In the opening game, the England opener scored 51 and 40, and his side lost the game by 384 runs and the series by 1-4. 

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In the video shared by Sky Sports, Butcher was in conversation with former Australian captain Mark Taylor regarding the toss decision. Hussain came hearing the conversation and slapped the former teammate on his head, leaving everyone in splits. Ricky Ponting was also a part of the panel, and he also couldn’t control his laughter. Responding to the slap, Butcher said, “Bullying at the workplace.” 

Speaking of the series, the Baggy Greens are leading by 2-1, with Ben Stokes winning the last game at Headingley. The fourth day game of the fourth Test had a delayed start due to rain. If Ben Stokes wants to win the series, he needs to win the remaining two games.