Cameron Bancroft, Jonny Bairstow plays down controversy over ‘headbutt greeting’
Australia cricket team batsman Cameron Bancroft said England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow had headbutted him by way of a friendly greeting in a Perth bar last month as both played down the incident. Bancroft recalled the meeting that prompted sensational reports in the Australian media on the eve of the home side’s victory in the first Ashes test at the Gabba. “I got into a very amicable conversation with Jonny, he just greeted me with a headbutt,” Bancroft said. Bairstow offered a statement without taking questions. “It’s been blown completely out of proportion. There was no intent, nor malice about anything during the evening,” he said (Video courtesty: Perform).