England decided to reprimand opener Rory Burns for a tweet, which he posted after their loss in the Third Test against India in Ahmedabad.
According to ESPNcricinfo, the management of the visiting team in India spoke to the 30-year-old drummer.
Previously, Burns had hit back at England women’s spinner Alex Hartley on Twitter after the latter attempted a search of the men’s national team to recover from the Motera test within two days.
“It’s good boys from England to finish this test match just before the women of England play tonight,” Hartley wrote on Twitter with four clapping emojis. She also announced that the women were preparing for their second ODI against New Zealand in the same position.
Not taking his words kindly, Burns had posted: “Very disappointing attitude considering all the boys do to support women’s football.” The tweet was then deleted.
Pray, say it. pic.twitter.com/bRY6fJbsAb
– Isabelle Westbury (@izzywestbury) 25 February 2021
Following the fury, Hartley responded by saying, “I think this was taken the wrong way / out of context. No offense was intended. We are all test-match fans. “
I think this was taken the wrong way / out of context. No offense was intended. We are all test match fans pic.twitter.com/NIJU8QM2Xi
– Alexandra Hartley (@ AlexHartley93) 25 February 2021
Speaking about the incident, England head coach Chris Silverwood said on Friday: “It’s not for me to judge on that one. It will be settled in England. I don’t worry about things like that. I have more worries on my plate for this purpose.
“That’s what I encourage the boys to do too: keep their heads up to what’s going on here.”
Burns, who was replaced by Zak Crawley in the Motera test, scored just 58 points in four innings in the first two tests against India.
England will face India in the final test of the series, starting March 4.