Australian head coach Justin Langer took sharp dig at two former England gamers for questioning Steve Smith’s integrity after the Oz batting star was recorded scuffing off the batting guard of Rishabh Pant through the lately drawn third Take a look at in Sydney.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan got here down closely on Smith for the incident saying that the previous Oz skipper has let his crew down once more after the ball tampering scandal in South Africa again in 2018.
Nevertheless, coach Langer wasn’t pleases with the criticism made by Vaughan as he discovered them out of line.
Let’s be sincere the captain of Australia since sandpaper gate has led this crew with nice distinction,angle & by no means as soon as has he crossed the road of negativity in my eyes,however in the present day his language behind the stumps & sledging in the present day was again to the previous days !! Very very poor !!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 11, 2021
“I spoke to Michael Vaughan as nicely, I believed he was out of line truly. You get it from (a number of the critics), however I don’t anticipate it from (somebody like Vaughan). I do know he makes a residing out of creating these types of feedback, however I believed he was out of line,” Langer stated on SEN radio station on Wednesday morning.
He additional added that the allegation made on him about scuffing off Pant’s guard is ludicrous.
“The whole lot [said] about Steve Smith is completely ludicrous, we’ve got amusing that he is a bit quirky and a bit totally different, he shadow bats within the bathe, all he thinks about is batting. He definitely consciously wasn’t attempting to do something improper.
“He was simply standing there excited about batting.
“He’s 100 per cent harmless on this. He did not do something on the pitch. If you realize something about cricket the wicket was like concrete, he would’ve wanted 15-inch spikes to make an indent, to do what folks had been accusing him of doing and attempting to mess up Pant’s guard.
“Give me a break. I’ve by no means heard a lot garbage in my life.”