A press conference ahead of a women's tennis exhibition match in the United States is probably way down on the list of settings for a nuanced discussion on cricket. And yet when reigning French Open champion Ash Barty - not long ago a cricketer in Australia's Big Bash League - addressed journalists in the company of American teen sensation Coco Gauff, that's exactly what happened.
Gauff's casual remark asking Barty to explain cricket's rules was followed by the Australian making a good fist at explaining a sport that's often dismissed by its own followers as too tough to break down for the uninitiated.
It's sounds like the beginning of a joke.— Winston-Salem Open (@WSOpen) August 21, 2019
Two players hold a news conference and start talking about.
on for this one as @ashbar96 tries to give @cocogauff (and us) a crash course in the rules of the game.
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