Steve Smith blames rats after criticism over frayed Baggy Green | Cricket News

Steve Smith blames rats after criticism over frayed Baggy Green | Cricket News
Steve Smith blames rats after criticism over frayed Baggy Green | Cricket News
NEW DELHI: Worn with satisfaction, over the a long time, the Baggy Green has been an iconic image and a priced possession for the Australians. But when Steve Smith got here out to captain in opposition to West Indies sporting a frayed cap through the second Test in Adelaide, it caught the eye of spectators and tv viewers alike, drawing sharp criticism.
Smith, who was main the aspect within the absence of standard skipper Pat Cummins has been sporting the identical cap for 88 Tests and amid the criticism of displaying disrespect to the ‘nationwide icon’, Smith cleared the air on the worn out cap, saying that it was handiwork of rats.
Smith was donning a very chewed up cap across the visor and it had began a debate on social media whether or not it was an indication of disrespect for the cap.
“The saggy inexperienced is arguably the cricket world’s most iconic imageā€ – Excuse me whereas I throw up. Aussies actually don’t know tips on how to conduct themselves. It’s only a cap like each different nation has. You’re not particular,” wrote Andrew McLean, a fan.
Smith mentioned that he observed the wear and tear and tear through the tour of Sri Lanka in July.
“I left it in a single day within the change room in Galle like I do all over the place and turned up subsequent day and rats had obtained to it I feel,” Smith was quoted as saying by The Australian.
“I’m going to attempt to get it fastened this week, it is falling aside,” he added.
Smith had scored an unbeaten 200 within the first innings of the opening Test in opposition to the West Indies at Perth, which the hosts gained by 164 runs.
He then led the aspect within the second Test at Adelaide, thrashing the guests by 419-runs.
(With inputs from PTI)

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