Steve Smith Criticized by Warne and Ponting:
Former Australian greats Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting have reprimanded World Number 1 Batsman, Steve Smith for his irresponsible approach at the crease in Ashes Series. Steve Smith has been under scrutiny for his shot selection and has given a mediocre performance except his double century innings in Lords where pitch is considerably flat and batting friendly. Smith failed in his both innings at Trent Bridge and he tried to hit a possibly ODI No ball in the second innings which went straight in Ben Stokes hand.
Shane Warne’s Word for Smith:
Steve Smith was expected to perform with his wood and let his side remain the Ashes Champions but the hype and expectations seems to have affected the Aussie vice Captain has been very average with his bat. This is what Shane Warne said on Sky Sport
“It’s a lack of awareness that was just horrific. It was a one-day wide just before tea.”
“It’s not good enough. You just let that through to the keeper.
“I cannot believe a guy would play that shot — and you’re ranked the No. 1 batsman in the world.”
This statement assures Warner’s disappointment over Steve Smith’s Show whereas Aussie Former Captain.
Ponting’s Word for Irresponsibility and England’s Plan:
Ricky Pointing believed that Steve Smith went into the trap set by England and threw his wicket, as per Punter
“I’m sure they’d be disappointed with that.”
“They basically telegraphed how they were going to bowl to him.
“They pitched the ball up wide of off stump. He got one boundary away, tried to go again but unfortunately hit it straight to the fielder.”
So these were the words or the way Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting Criticized Steve Simth. Keep coming for more Ashes 2015 News.