Australia defeated Pakistan by an innings and 5 runs in the first Test of the ongoing two-match Test series at The Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday. The hosts wrapped up a comprehensive victory inside four days after outplaying Pakistan across departments. While centurions David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne led the show with the bat, Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers for the Aussies.
After Tim Paine was caught on the stump mic having a hilarious banter with Mohammad Rizwan during Pakistan’s first innings, Warner and Labuschagne took over on Sunday during Pakistan’s second innings. Warner and Labuschagne were heard on the stump mic having a hilarious exchange about Colgate (toothpaste) as they tried to sledge Pakistan batsman Shan Masood, who was facing Nathan Lyon on Day 4.
Labuschagne was fielding at short leg while Warner was placed at the second slip. Warner was the one to start the conversation after he asked Labuschagne if he had used the word ‘Colgate.’ “What did you just say Marnus? Colgate? Did you say Colgate?” said Warner after a delivery from Lyon to Masood. Another Australian player joined in and confirmed that Labuschagne did say something about “Colgate.”
Warner was quick to reply. “What are you implying? What, he’s got bad breath does he?” said the southpaw as the Aussies tried to unsettle Masood, who opened the batting for Pakistan with Azhar Ali and got dismissed after scoring 42 of 81 balls. Former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist, who was in the commentary box, was left amused with the whole banter and had an interesting point to make.
“I’ve never heard so many references to personal hygiene in my life,” said Gilchrist on air.