England’s fast-bowler, James Anderson has urged the England fans to not boo ball-tampering duo, Steve Smith and David Warner. The test bowler believes jeering them can backfire England as he fears the boos may inspire the pair during the Ashes.
Smith and Warner have been on the receiving end of abuse from crowds during the World Cup following their year-long suspensions for ball tampering in South Africa. The pair will face England in their World Cup match at Lord’s on 25 June and are also likely to endure hostile reception during the Ashes, which begins at Edgbaston on 1 August.
“Having played against them so many times before and knowing how they respond to that kind of thing, whether it’s sledging on the field or booing from the crowd, they are going to up their performance,” Anderson said.