Last updated on September 10, 2019
Australia trainer Justin Langer has defended his players’ boisterous parties after preserving the Ashes following asserts they mocked England spin bowler Jack Leach.
Langer’s side clinched a stunning fourth Test win over England at the past hour of Sunday’s closing session in Old Trafford.
The success gave Australia a 2-1 lead with only 1 game to play with and they marked the event with a raucous on-field celebration.
At one point, Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith was spotted rubbing and wearing a set of eyeglasses before shadow batting left handed in the center of a group huddle.
Many fans and pundits arrived at the conclusion that Smith had been unkindly parodying the glasses-wearing Leach.
Leach had aided England teammate Ben Stokes grab a remarkable win in the third Test using a 76-run unbroken venture, where the spinner scored only 1 run.
However, Langer is adamant Smith was mimicking Chris Rogers, who last played for Australia at 2015 and, such as Leach, wore glasses when he bats.
“Experience tells me when you are doing well, folks will attempt to pick holes in you,” Langer told reporters on Tuesday.
“I understand the reality. Chris Rogers is a good partner of the group, that is all it is about. Individuals may make up what they enjoy about it, but that is the reality.”
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