Steve Smith will at all times be referred to as a cheat: Monty Panesar


At present, Smith is the main scorer in Ashes with 671 runs in 5 innings he has performed.

Monty Panesar
Monty Panesar. (Photograph by David Rogers/Getty Photos)

Steve Smith has been phenomenal within the Ashes collection with the bat and has turned out to be the chief architect in bringing Australia on the point of profitable the urn on English soil. He has tormented the English bowlers all through the match, who’ve remained unsuccessful in getting his wicket early.

England is presently lagging the collection by 2-1 whereas there’s just one Take a look at match to go and now their ex-players have come out with some ridiculous statements over the previous Australian captain.

Final 12 months, Smith and David Warner had been slapped with a ban of 12 months after getting caught within the ball-tampering scandal whereas they had been touring South Africa. However the robust comeback from him has saved his haters in awe. Everybody across the globe has accepted and praised Smith’s return to worldwide cricket but it surely appears to be like like a few English gamers are usually not in a position to digest it.

After English pacer, Steve Harmison commented over former Australian captain saying that Smith will at all times be referred to as a cheat till the top of his cricketing profession regardless of his achievements on the sector, former English spinner Monty Panesar in contrast Steve’s ball-tampering involvement with the incident of Diego Maradona’s hand objective in the course of the 1986 soccer World Cup.

In an unique interview given to TOI, when Panesar was requested about, his tackle Steve Smith comeback, he mentioned “He’s again and doing what he at all times likes to do. He’s batting nicely and scoring runs. All of us have heard of nice (Diego) Maradona and his hand objective (hand of God) within the World Cup. Folks bear in mind him due to that objective. He’ll at all times be referred to as a cheat, regardless of scoring the massive variety of runs.”

At present, Smith is the main scorer in Ashes with 671 runs in 5 innings he has performed, 82 being his lowest all through the collection. After sporting the whites for Australia after a protracted hole of 12 years, he reclaimed the number one place in ICC Take a look at rankings leaving the Indian skipper Virat Kohli behind. Smith prolonged the lead by 34 factors for the highest spot.

~ Written by Jasvinder Singh