Darren Lehmann has launched an attack on Stuart Broad ahead of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval. Lehmann goaded Australian cricket fans to send Broad home from Australia in tears after he arrives for the return leg of the Ashes series, starting in Brisbane on November 21.
In an interview with Triple M radio station, which has been reported widely in Australian newspapers, Lehmann hit out at Broad for "blatantly cheating" when he chose not to walk after edging the ball to slip in the first Test at Trent Bridge. The umpires had ruled Broad not out and Australia, having run out of reviews, had no option but to accept the decision.
"Certainly our players haven't forgotten. They're calling him everything under the sun as they go past him (on the field)," said Lehmann. "I hope the Australian public are the same because that was just blatant cheating. I don't advocate walking but when you hit it to first slip, it's pretty hard.