Michael Vaughan Appeals the Crowd to Stop Booing Steve Smith
Steve Smith played another big inning on his return to the Cricket Test to help Australia record a tough total in a rain-spoiled second Test at Lord’s in London. Smith suffered a few hits in his 92 runs but showed great determination to revive Australia’s innings. Meanwhile, England fans continued to boo the former Australian skipper and had no intention of stopping, even after he was hit in the neck. Former England skipper Michael Vaughan, known for his generous attitude, urged fans not to protest after a brilliant shot filled with skill and courage.
Struggling at 70 for four, Steve Smith once again beat the lower order to post a respectable total on the scoreboard. He shared crucial positions with Tim Paine and Pat Cummins to bring the score to 250 runs. The talented batsmen are afraid to face many challenges during his shot. In addition to Jofra Archer’s robust bowling, Smith also faces hostile behavior from the Lord’s crowd. However, the drama unfolded after lunch when Jofra Archer began aiming at Smith’s body, at nearly 150 km/h.
While one hit Steve Smith on his form, another destructive bouncer caught the Australian batsman on his crease to hit him in the neck. The New South Wales batsman quickly fell to the ground before receiving medical treatment. Meanwhile, the English crowd continued to boo Smith, while Jofra Archer was laughing with one of his teammates. This kind of behavior didn’t work well with the fans who slammed on Twitter and questioned their minds. Former skipper Michael Vaughan also appeals crowd to stop Boing Steve Smith, who proved his talent with a determined hit.
“I get the pantomime of stevesmith49 arriving in the crease and booing, but please stop booing once he plays with a lot of skill, courage, and incredible discipline !!! he deserves a standing ovation for this round… #Shears #Lords,” tweeted Michael Vaughan.