Labuschagne gives ‘most exaggerated appeal in the history of the game’

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Marnus Labuschagne’s enthusiasm is one of his most endearing traits, but he took it a little too far with an overzealous appeal on day two of the first Test.

Fielding at short-leg Labuschagne was convinced Mitchell Starc had caught the outside edge of Henry Nicholls’ bat in the 27th over.

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Marnus’ hilarious solo appeal

Cricket: Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne was absolutely convinced Kiwi Henry Nicholls had knicked Mitch Starc’s delivery. Sadly, he was the only one.

The only problem was no one else on the field agreed.

“Short-leg Labuschagne has just given the most exaggerated appeal in the history of the game,” Ian Smith told Fox Cricket.

“Starc has got his cap and is walking away. He was saying did you hear it? Labuschagne after the ball was amazing.”

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No other Australian fieldsmen, including wicket-keeper Tim Paine and bowler Starc agreed with Labuschagne, but the Queenslander was convinced he heard a noise.

“I one hundred per cent heard the finest edge,” Labuschagne said after a roaring and comical appeal.

“Did you hear that?”

No, was the reply from all of his teammates, the batsmen and the umpires.



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