Australian head coach Justin Langer took sharp dig at two former England gamers for questioning Steve Smith‘s integrity after the Ouncesbatting star was recorded scuffing off the batting guard of Rishabh Pant through the lately drawn third Check in Sydney.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan got here down closely on Smith for the incident saying that the previous Ouncesskipper has let his group down once more after the ball tampering scandal in South Africa again in 2018.
Nonetheless, coach Langer wasn’t pleases with the criticism made by Vaughan as he discovered them out of line.
Let’s be trustworthy the captain of Australia since sandpaper gate has led this group with nice distinction,perspective & by no means as soon as has he crossed the road of negativity in my eyes,however at this time his language behind the stumps & sledging at this time was again to the previous days !! Very very poor !!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 11, 2021
“I spoke to Michael Vaughan as effectively, I assumed he was out of line really. 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 dwelling out of creating these types of feedback, however I assumed he was out of line,” Langer mentioned on SEN radio station on Wednesday morning.
He additional added that the allegation made on him about scuffing off Pant’s guard is ludicrous.
“Every part [said] about Steve Smith is completely ludicrous, we have now amusing that he is a bit quirky and a bit completely different, he shadow bats within the bathe, all he thinks about is batting. He actually consciously wasn’t attempting to do something fallacious.
“He was simply standing there fascinated with batting.
“He’s 100 per cent harmless on this. He did not do something on the pitch. If 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.”