England left-arm spinner Jack Leach has claimed a cult hero status in the aftermath of his single run contribution in his side’s thrilling one-wicket win in the third Ashes Test. Leach’s important stay at the crease which provided Ben Stokes the requisite support to carry on his stupendous knock on the other end.
What made the 28-year-old’s 17-ball unbeaten innings more famous was the sight of Leach purposefully cleaning his glasses before striking the crucial one run.
Leach crouched and took out his handkerchief to wipe off the condensation from his spectacles before facing Pat Cummins in the dying moments of the game.
“I just had to make sure they were clean every time I was facing because I would really regret it if they had been smudge. I know I look stupid when I am out there but it got the job done,” Leach clarified regarding his glasses-cleaning routine in the aftermath of the Headingley win.