What was supposedly a light-hearted banter is now turning into a full-fledged war of words and interestingly, it's not an England versus Australia battle. Former Australian legend Ian Chappell has slammed country-mate and current Aussie coach Darren Lehmann for calling England's Stuart Broad a "cheat". In an interview to the Triple M station, Lehmann had criticized Broad for not 'walking' during the first Ashes at Trent Bridge.
Chappell was reacting to some explosive comments made by Lehmann to the Australian radio station. The 27-year-old Broad angered Australia during England's narrow 14-run first Test win at Trent Bridge when he refused to walk after a thick edge deflected off the wicketkeeper's gloves to slip.
Lehmann slammed Broad for "blatant cheating" and went on to tell the radio station: "Certainly our players haven't forgotten, they're calling him everything under the sun as they go past. 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." Read: Holding calls for ban on Broad