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Ashes 2017-18: Graeme Swann Calls Adam Gilchrist’s Ears ‘Satellite Dishes’ 

Ashes 2017-18: Graeme Swann Calls Adam Gilchrist’s Ears ‘Satellite Dishes’
Gilchrist ready for Ashes commentary stint. Photo Credit: Gilchrist/Twitter.

On the eve of the Magellan Ashes scheduled to kick off in Brisbane on November 23 (Thursday), the hilarious banter over micro-blogging website Twitter between former England spinner Graeme Swann and Australian stalwart Adam Gilchrist has left their fans in splits during the conversation.

However, the 38-year-old tweaker was quick to poke fun at Gilchrist while comparing his ears with the ‘Satellite Dishes’ which further allowed their respective fans to share their opinions.

Interestingly, both former professionals will be cherishing their time – to share the commentary box during the traditional Ashes series which will be beginning on Thursday at Gabba (November 23).

(Read Also: Preview: Australia, England Gear Up For Another Ashes Battle)

As the banter will continue between the former players even during the Ashes campaign of the hosts Australia and England, the players representing their respective teams have already warned each other while firing the verbal volleys which ought to be more sort of pressure tactic policy, in a bid to dominate in the historic competition.

Gilchrist, who is excited to enjoy the commentary stint for BT Sport Cricket took to the Twitter before the enticing clash will kick off in Brisbane.

“Time to get in on the #Ashes twitter war of words. Getting ready for my commentary stint with @Swannyg66 on @btsportcricket tomorrow,” Gilchrist tweeted with the bat and a ball emoticon.

The 46-year-old New South Wales-born ex-gloveman had played 96 Tests for Australia in which he scored 5,570 runs at the average of 47.60.

However, in 20 Test fixtures against England, Gilchrist smashed three hundreds and six fifties to post 1,083 runs at an average of 45.12.

In response, Swann was apt with the off-field reply to make the conversation further interesting and entertaining for the fans.

“Just how many earplugs can you fit in those satellite dishes…?,” Swann answered in style.

The epic response came on November 22, a day ahead of the five-match series opener of the cricket’s oldest rivalry between Australia and England is known as Ashes which is sponsored by Magellan owing the coveted title.

The Northampton-born bowler claimed 255 wickets in 109 innings after featuring in 60 Tests.

In 18 Tests, Swann managed to pick 18 wickets against Kangaroos at an average of 39.98 which further included three five-wicket hauls.

(Read Further: Ashes 2017-18: Ian Bell Urges Chris Woakes to Deliver in Ben Stokes’ Absence)

On the other side, fans further spiced up the conversation after Gilchrist string of emoticons saw the fans heaping praises on both the quality cricketers.

As both teams have had declared their playing XI list respectively, the onus would be further on senior campaigners – to nurse the youngsters with England would be solely aiming to retain the Ashes which would be comparatively a massive task for the visitors under new skipper Joe Root.

Both teams would be banking on strength, as the commentators are expected to do their best for the healthy banter and on the field, the sledging might witness raising the feisty temper.

By the time this report was filed, Gilchrist’s tweet had received 722 likes and 66 retweets, as one of his fans suggested him to play in the impending Ashes series after announcing his return to the gentleman’s game, in a bid to take on England bowlers.

Here’s the timeline of the epic tweets and this is how it unfolded:

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