Cameron Bancroft: Expected a handshake from Jonny Bairstow, but got a headbutt

Updated: Nov 28, 2017, 14:49 IST | PA Sport

Australian Test opener Cameron Bancroft described a headbutt greeting by England's Jonny Bairstow as "weird" yesterday as bizarre details emerged of the late-night incident during England's Ashes tour

Australian Test opener Cameron Bancroft described a headbutt greeting by England's Jonny Bairstow as "weird" yesterday as bizarre details emerged of the late-night incident during England's Ashes tour. The wash-up of Australia's thumping win over England in the first Test was dominated by questions about the incident involving England's wicketkeeper and Bancroft in a Perth bar late last month, which only came to light over the weekend.

Cameron Bancroft addresses the media in Brisbane yesterday. Pic/Getty images
Cameron Bancroft addresses the media in Brisbane yesterday. Pic/Getty images

"I got into a very amicable conversation with Jonny and he just greeted me with a headbutt," Bancroft said, calling it "weird". "I was expecting a handshake. It wasn't the greeting of choice that I was expecting," he added. The England wicketkeeper said the incident was blown out of proportion.

Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow

"We were in the bar having a good laugh and a good evening out, it was very enjoyable. Cameron (Bancroft) and I enjoyed the evening and continued to do so," Bairstow said.

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