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Marnus Labuschagne Talking To Himself While Batting Is The Best Thing Ever

Max Sherry


Marnus Labuschagne Talking To Himself While Batting Is The Best Thing Ever

The stump mics in cricket pick up some unbelievable chat.

A lot of what we hear is words of encouragement between teammates, while some of it can often be a bit of sledging too.

But we rarely see someone actually talking to themselves.

Enter Marnus Labuschagne.

The Australian star was in fine form with the bat last night, notching 95 runs off 275 balls and doing incredibly well to survive the new ball under the flood lights.

But one incident in particular seemed to stand out from the rest as the big man closed in on that century in the second Ashes Test.

England's attacking arsenal of bowlers rained down a barrage of nasty short-pitched balls all afternoon - David Warner and Marcus Harris both falling victim.

But Labuschagne, keeping a cool head, managed to hold on - despite looking rather wobbly at times.

Refused to be suckered into a wild shot like his batting predecessors, Labuschagne batted at his own pace, although he knew just how close England all-rounder Ben Stokes was getting with his deliveries.

During one bouncer, the Aussie ducked out of the way at the last minute and avoided with getting clipped on the helmet or producing a pull shot which could have landed him in trouble.

As the pink Kookaburra sailed over his head, Labuschagne popped back up and heaped praise on himself.

"Yeah, well played Marn," he said.

The hilarious stump audio soon emerged on social media and instantly went viral with cricket fans, including the English, absolutely loving it.

Labuschagne and current dance partner Steve Smith are renowned for their, shall we say, antics at the crease.

From random quotes to silky leaves, the duo are just a big ball of fidgety energy when they're out there together.

But when push comes to shove, they're two of the very best in the business.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@cricketcomau

Topics: ashes, Video, Australia

Max Sherry
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