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Steve Smith wears glasses appearing to mock Jack Leach as he celebrates retaining the Ashes at Old Trafford alongside Nathan Lyon and surrounded by joyous Australia team-mates

Steve Smith is beaten by crushed English fans for mocking Jack Leach & # 39; during gloating celebrations – but the imitation had nothing to do with him

  • Steve Smith seemed to win England's Jack Leach spot in Ashes
  • The Australian batsman was wearing glasses and pretended to hit left-handed
  • The spectacled spinner of England Leach was the hero of the victory in Headingley
  • But he couldn't save England on Sunday, because the urn stays with Aussies
  • English fans fell & # 39; cheat & # 39; Smith to due to lack of class on social media
  • But an Australian photographer said he imitated batsman Chris Rogers
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Steve Smith did not mock England's Bowler Jack Leach when he put on glasses while celebrating with teammates, according to an Australian photographer.

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When Australia defeated England on Sunday, the team returned to the field after sunset for some raw champagne celebrations.

Nathan Lyon kept a dirty mouth on the press and then invited Smith to a team huddle.

Steve Smith wears glasses that seem to mock Jack Leach while he celebrates holding the Ashes on Old Trafford alongside Nathan Lyon and surrounded by cheerful teammates from Australia

Steve Smith wears glasses that seem to mock Jack Leach while he celebrates holding the Ashes on Old Trafford alongside Nathan Lyon and surrounded by cheerful teammates from Australia

Smith cavots with Nathan Lyon wearing glasses while mocking the English Jack Leach

Smith cavots with Nathan Lyon wearing glasses while mocking the English Jack Leach

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Smith cavots with Nathan Lyon wearing glasses while mocking the English Jack Leach

Australia seemed to enjoy the bowler of England after its Headingley celebration

Australia seemed to enjoy the bowler of England after its Headingley celebration

Australia seemed to enjoy the bowler of England after its Headingley celebration

Getty photographer Ryan Pierse said that Smith did not mock Leach, but imitates Aussie batsman Chris Rogers, who played with glasses on

Getty photographer Ryan Pierse said that Smith did not mock Leach, but imitates Aussie batsman Chris Rogers, who played with glasses on

Getty photographer Ryan Pierse said that Smith did not mock Leach, but imitates Aussie batsman Chris Rogers, who played with glasses on

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The Australian talisman wiped glasses and pretended to hit left-handed and laughed at his teammates' laughter.

The celebrations seemed to mock Jack Leach after helping England win the third test at Headingley with the only point he scored in his last wicket 76 partnership with Ben Stokes.

Smith was widely criticized by English fans for showing & # 39; no class & # 39; by celebrating in this way.

But on Monday, Getty photographer Ryan Pierse said that Smith did not mock Leach.

& # 39; Little chat in the British and Australian press this morning that Steve Smith mocked Jack Leach last night, & # 39; tweeted Pierse.

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& # 39; The fact is that Steve was wearing glasses as a nod to the great Chris & # 39; Bucky & # 39; Rogers. You wouldn't say strange parable! & # 39;

Rogers, 42, was a left-handed batsman who wore glasses when he played and represented Australia in the Ashes 2013.

Whether English fans will believe Pierse's claim remains to be seen.

Leach cleans his glasses while beating with Craig Overton during the second innings of England

Leach cleans his glasses while beating with Craig Overton during the second innings of England

Leach cleans his glasses while beating with Craig Overton during the second innings of England

Australia is celebrating for the first time in 18 years holding the Ashes in England
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Australia is celebrating for the first time in 18 years holding the Ashes in England

Australia is celebrating for the first time in 18 years holding the Ashes in England

Australia celebrated the preservation of ash by spraying champagne and beer in Old Trafford

Australia celebrated the preservation of ash by spraying champagne and beer in Old Trafford

Australia celebrated the preservation of ash by spraying champagne and beer in Old Trafford

Their celebrations continued until late into the night in Manchester with the series secured

Their celebrations continued until late into the night in Manchester with the series secured

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Their celebrations continued until late into the night in Manchester with the series secured

The supporters of England were furious with the celebrations on Twitter, where someone led a mistake in the mouth and said: & # 39; So Steve Smith, this & # 39; good guy & # 39; who has served his time and whom we should all feel sorry for and not a boo, celebrated by putting on glasses tonight and pissing Jack Leach! The man is nothing but a *** between a team of p **** s! #CheatingB ****** s & # 39;

Another noted the Australian team as classless and said: & pity you. You cannot buy a class. & # 39;

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Others claimed that the tourists were poor winners, while some were less surprised by Smith's ridicule compared to his & # 39; deceptive & # 39; past.

Celebrations continued with songs from & # 39; Who have we defeated? England. How did we do it? Easy & # 39; followed by the team that goes down and does press-ups

Celebrations continued with songs from & # 39; Who have we defeated? England. How did we do it? Easy & # 39; followed by the team that goes down and does press-ups

Celebrations continued with songs from & # 39; Who have we defeated? England. How did we do it? Easy & # 39; followed by the team that goes down and does press-ups

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The mocking of Leach continued while players from Australia & # 39; no ball & # 39; cried and & # 39; come back Smithy & # 39 ;, where Leach had refused the batsman in the first innings of the Old Trafford Test to have decided only to throw a no-ball.

The party continued with the singing of & # 39; Who did we defeat? England. How did we do it? Easy & # 39; before you go down and do push-ups.

Australia, who had been enjoying their first series victory in England for 18 years, also praised skipper Tim Paine by singing: & # 39; The same old Painey, always winning & # 39; as a play about the hymns of the home crowd about & # 39; the same old Australians who always cheat & # 39; they were sung to the tourists during the summer.

Leach rejected Smith in the first innings of Australia, but had thrown a zero ball in the process

Leach rejected Smith in the first innings of Australia, but had thrown a zero ball in the process

Leach rejected Smith in the first innings of Australia, but had thrown a zero ball in the process

Leach and English captain Joe Root react after Smith & # 39; s postponement for the no-ball on Thursday
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Leach and English captain Joe Root react after Smith & # 39; s postponement for the no-ball on Thursday

Leach and English captain Joe Root react after Smith & # 39; s postponement for the no-ball on Thursday

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