The ongoing Ashes series started with a thrilling day of play as Australia recovered from a precarious position to post a competitive total on the board. While senior English pacer Stuart Broad rolled back Ashes 2015 by triggering a batting collapse of Australia, top-order batsman Steve Smith produced one of the most memorable Test knocks to steal the thunder of the day.
However, the reception he received in Edgbaston was disappointing as a great Test innings was welcomed with a lot of booing. This didn’t go down well with former English captain Michael Vaughan who criticized the crowd in Edgbaston.
The 44-year old added that Smith’s batting which was an epitome of greatness saved Australia from a horrific position and hence it only deserved respect. Continuing his argument, the cricketer turned commentator opined that Smith getting welcomed to pitch with booing was understandable, but the same behavior after him getting a sublime century was gratuitous. In addition, Vaughan urged the English crowd to behave better on forthcoming days.