Ashes 2017: Cameron Bancroft breaks silence over alleged 'head-butting' incident

ANI | Updated: Nov 28, 2017 15:18 IST

Ashes 2017: Cameron Bancroft breaks silence over alleged 'head-butting' incident .

Brisbane [Australia], Nov 28 (ANI): Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft finally responded to media reports claiming English wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow allegedly "head-butted" him during a night out in Perth earlier this month .

"There was certainly no malice in his action and we continued on having very good conversations for the rest of the evening . At the time, he said sorry . For me, it was just really weird . It was so random; I didn't expect it coming . A handshake or a hug is something I would have expected more than a head-butt," Bancroft said, addressing the media in a post-match conference after Australia won the first Ashes Test with ease .

Meanwhile, the Australian captain, Steve Smith, who sat alongside the opener, could barely control his hysterics while his teammate was being questioned about a potential incident of physical abuse .

Smith could not stop giggling and snickering as Bancroft continued to keep a straight face .

Australia won the first Ashes Test by ten wickets, taking a 1-0 series lead against England .

The second Ashes Test will start on December 2 in Adelaide .(ANI)

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