Hope Australia public make 'cheater' Stuart Broad cry: Coach

Aug 22, 2013, 00:35 IST | AFP

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has accused England's Stuart Broad of "blatant cheating" and urged fans in Australia to make sure the all-rounder "cries and goes home" during the return Ashes series.

Broad has annoyed Australia’s players and supporters with his behaviour during the ongoing Ashes, which England lead by an unbeatable 3-0 heading into the final Test at The Oval in south London starting yesterday.

Stuart Broad
Australian players appeal unsuccessfully against Stuart Broad (left) during first Test

Former Australia batsman Lehmann was unimpressed by Broad’s failure to walk, telling Australian radio station Triple M in an interview broadcast on Wednesday: “Certainly our players haven’t forgotten, they’re calling him everything under the sun as they go past.

“I hope the Australian public are the same because that was just blatant cheating. I don’t advocate walking but when you hit it to first slip it’s pretty hard,” he said.

“From my point of view I just hope the Australian public give it to him right from the word go for the whole summer and I hope he cries and he goes home,” Lehmann added.

“I just hope everyone gets stuck into him because the way he’s carried on and the way he’s commented in public about it is ridiculous.” 

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