Ian Chappell slams Lehmann for hypocrisy over `cheating Broad` outburst

Johannesburg, Aug 24 (ANI): Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has slammed current Australian coach Darren Lehmann as a 'hypocrite' for attacking England bowler Stuart Broad for 'blatant cheating' during Ashes opener at Trent Bridge.

According to Sport24, Broad angered Australia after he admitted that he had nicked the ball and still refused to walk during a match-turning innings in the Ashes opener at Trent Bridge, while Lehmann was fined 20 percent of his match by the ICC in the ongoing fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval.

Stating that Australians were in no position to complain about opponents who wait for the umpire's decision as they themselves did the same thing, Chappell said that no one likes to be called a 'cheat', adding that Lehmann is being a hypocrite in calling all players who do not walk a cheat as they would include himself also.

Chappell, who captained the successful Australian side of the early to mid 1970s, also said that 'cheat' is a word which should not be used lightly, even while joking or being tongue-in-cheek. (ANI)


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