MCC Member Thrown Out of Lords for Abusing Steve Smith
At a time when Australian star Steve Smith was receiving praise from all for his remarkable stick and courage, a member of the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club decided to inflict verbal abuse on him. But the MCC was quick to expel the member of the famous Long Room at Lord’s for outrageous acts.
The incident occurred as Steve Smith was moving away from the field after making 92 brave. Smith had returned to space after a 40-minute break following Jofra Archer’s neck hit. Smith hit 80 when a fierce Archer bouncer hit him in the neck. Smith fell to the ground immediately before leaving the field unaided.
According to a report, the unidentified member described Smith as a “cheat and disgrace” as he headed for the Australian dressing room. This is the first time that a member has been expelled from the Lord’s Lodge as a result of misconduct. The Lord’s crowd was divided over Smith on the fourth day of the second Ash Test, which had just ended. While the majority praised Smith for his extraordinary courage and stick, few booed him.
Smith, who was subsequently excluded from the Lord’s test because of a concussion, and David Warner have been booed by crowds since arriving in England in May before the Cricket World Cup. Fans booed the duo over last year’s ball-tampering scandal. Comments from the crowd, including Shane Warne, Michael Vaughan, Mark Taylor, and Ian Healy, strongly condemned the crowd scandals, which they described as ‘disgusting’. The second test, meanwhile, resulted in an exciting draw as Australia held on to maintain their lead. Chasing 267, Australia finished on 154 for 6.