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England batsman Rory Burns caused a stir online after taking dramatic offence at England women's cricketer Alex Hartley's 'joke' on social media about their two-day Test match loss to India on Thursday.
After the men's Test side slumped to a 10-wicket loss inside just two days in Ahmedabad, Hartley tweeted: 'Nice of the England boys to get this Test match finished just before England Women play tonight' with four clapping emojis alongside, in reference to England Women's ODI against New Zealand in Dunedin.
But Burns, who is part of the squad out in India but did not play in the third Test, took exception to the tweet, saying: 'Very disappointing attitude considering all the "boys" do to support the Women's game.' with team-mates Ben Stokes and James Anderson liking the tweet before it was later deleted by the England opener.
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Hartley was clearly taken aback, replying to Burns: 'Think it’s been taken the wrong way/out of context. No offence was meant. We are all Test match fans.'
She accompanied her reply with three photos of the women's side watching the men win the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in a dramatic super-over against New Zealand.
That was not the end of it though. Nottinghamshire cricketer Ben Duckett, who played four tests for England in 2016, retweeted Hartley's tweet saying: 'Average tweet.
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'Don’t think any of the men’s team would have been [clapping emojis] if the women lost.'
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Fans on social media generally sided with Hartley, with many left bemused by what was seen as an overreaction by 30-year-old batsman Burns.
One said: 'I can't believe how thin-skinned the reaction was to this, which is nothing more than a bit of friendly teasing.
Another said similarly: 'I'm sure it was meant as a joke. Not good timing and ill-judged but nothing more than that,' while one simply stated: 'It was just a joke, keep it that way only mate!!!'
Burns was dropped from the XI which took the field for the third Test and watched on from the sidelines as England's batting order capitulated on Thursday.
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England were bowled out for 81 in their second innings - their lowest ever total against India - as the hosts chased a comfortable 49 with all their wickets in hand to seal a comfortable victory.
The tourists will now chase a series-tying win in the fourth Test in Ahmedabad which starts next Thursday.
England women, meanwhile, won their ODI against New Zealand by seven wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in their three-match series against the White Ferns.
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