Australian Prime Minister Condemned Booing Steve Smith
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has condemned England’s crowd for booing Steve Smith after injuring his head during the Ashes 2019 second Test of cricket at Lord’s. Smith had to be replaced out of the second test because of delayed concussion symptoms. On the fourth day of the test, he was hit in the neck badly.
Smith was hit in the neck by a Jofra archer Smith immediately fell to the ground when the team doctor came to see him. Fortunately, Smith got up and returned to the locker room unaided. He then bravely returned after the fall of a wicket. But to the general surprise, a small part of the crowd began to boo Smith. The boos didn’t stop even after Smith was away for 92 runs and received praise from all over for his courage. Australian fans have criticized the behavior of English fans.
Commentators, including Shane Warne, Michael Vaughan, Mark Taylor, and Ian Healy, have also condemned the mob scandals, calling them “disgusting.” Now Scott Morrison has also joined the choir.
“It was a total mistake by the Ashes for the crowd of Lords to Booing Steve Smith,” Scott Morrison wrote in a Facebook post on Monday. “Steve Smith performances on the field require nothing but respect. The crowd could learn a thing or two from Steve Smith. I can’t wait to see him answer his hecklers, bat in hand, to bring home the ashes”.
Smith, for his part, became the first player to replace concussion in international cricket. Australia replaced him with Marnus Labuschagne. Labuschagne, however, justified his selection by scoring fifty to help Australia pull the second test from the ashes. Australia leads the five-match series 1-0.