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Ashes 2023 | 'Robinson's Forgettable Cricketer' - Matthew Hayden Makes 'Harsh' Remark

image-lj6sa6pdRobinson was talk of the town throughout Edgbaston Test (AP Photo)

The first Ashes 2023 Test between England and Australia produced an absolute humdinger of a match, where the encounter went late into Day 5, with Pat Cummins and Co. prevailing over the hosts by two wickets. While the cricket on offer was intense and riveting, tempers did flare in the middle, when Ollie Robinson gave Usman Khawaja an ugly send-off on Day 3. 

England pacer Robinson cussed Khawaja after rattling his woodwork on 141 in the first innings, much to the anger of former players and fans, for which the fast bowler remained unapologetic. Both players were also involved in a verbal banter on Day 5, as players went into a drinks break.

Now, former Australian opener Matthew Hayden has given his views on the 29-year-old England speedster. Speaking on SENQ Breakfast, Hayden remarked that Robinson is a forgettable cricketer and that David Warner should target him in upcoming Tests.

Here's what Hayden said

"As soon as Pat Cummins started coming at Joe Root and hit a couple of sixes. Then the other bloke (Ollie Robinson), he's a forgettable cricketer. A fast bowler that is bowling 124 (kph) nude nuts and he’s got a mouth from the south."

"Someone like him, you can just go, 'Brother, I'm coming at ya'. Davey Warner can do that, right. He can just say, 'You’re bowling 120km'"

Meanwhile, Robinson has been warned by match referee Andy Pycroft for abusing Khawaja, with the ICC calling it a 'borderline case'.

Robinson in 17 Tests for England, has claimed 71 wickets at an average of 21.15 with three five-wicket hauls under his belt. 

Talking about the Edgbaston Test, the former Chennai Super Kings player, lauded Australian players like Warner, Khawaja, and Alex Carey and expected Cummins and Co. to learn things from England's BazBall approach.