Since completing a 12-month ball-tampering ban, Australia star batsman Steve Smith emerged as the national hero by playing a remarkable inning in the 4th Test of the ongoing Ashes series as Australia retained the Ashes urn by defeating England by 185 runs.
However, a picture of Smith mocking England's glasses-wearing Jack Leach raged the England fans on Twitter. The bespectacled Jack Leach was the hero of the 3rd Test apart, who remained unbeaten scoring just one run in his 76-run partnership with Stokes to lead England to a one wicket win and level the series 1-1.
According to several media reports, Smith was seen not only mocking Leach by wearing specs but the Aussie batsman was also seen shadow batting left-handed in the "middle of a team huddle" as the visitors were celebrating their victory in the fourth Test.
As always , classless in victory...— Kaypers (@kaypers23) September 9, 2019
Feel pity. You can't buy class.— Mark Jordan (@MarkSJordan) September 8, 2019
Jack Leach mimicked his 1* when England won a classic.
Steve Smith, a cheat, celebrated by openly mocking a fellow professional.
Some people are just classier than others. https://t.co/rFuy1JYfTH— Tom Albrighton (@tmalbrghtn) September 8, 2019
Stay classy eh @stevesmith49 ? As far as I know, Jack Leach has never cheated to win a test match, you have,
So celebrate all you like, take the Piss as much as you like, but you can’t buy class, and you’ll never ever have class https://t.co/F36Oq2Hhyt— Not Jim White (@NotJimWhite1) September 8, 2019
So Steve Smith, this “good lad” who’s served his time who we’re all supposed to feel sorry for and not boo, celebrated tonight by putting glasses on and taking the piss out of Jack Leach! The man is nothing but a c*%t amongst a team of pricks! #CheatingBastards— Jonathan Merrick (@SheffieldGunner) September 8, 2019