Australia Great Rebuked the Crowd of England over the arrival of Smith during the 3rd Ashes Test

Drama continued in the ongoing Ashes series as the third test match started on Thursday, with Australian batting star Steve Smith being booed by the England crowd as he came out to bat in his 100th test. The English fans were angry over the incident, which occurred on the final day of the previous test match, remained hostile against the Australian Cricket team, and had also previously booed Pat Cummins during the toss. The England press also hammered Australia, while both captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum heavily criticised the Australians for their approach.
The anger hasn't really subsided as the teams moved to Leeds for the third Test, with the crowd booing the Aussie players almost immediately following the start of the match. As Smith was booed upon his entrance to the ground, former Australia star Tom Moody criticised the behaviour, citing the Spirit of Cricket’.
Moody wrote on his official Twitter account, "Booing a player entering the field of play in their 100th test! #SpiritOfCricket."
In another tweet, Moody wrote that the spirit of Cricket is not a law, but respect must be shown to opposition teams as well. "And that’s not a law; it’s just showing respect for one another."
The Australian cricket team needs only one more win to win the Ashes series, and England's cricket team, which looked fired up after the Bairstow incident in the second Test, has a task cut out for them in the remaining three matches.

Jul 6, 2023 1:45 PM