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Darren Lehmann apologises to Stuart Broad for “blatant cheating” comment

Darren Lehmann apologises to Stuart Broad for

Controversy erupted after Stuart Broad refused to walk after edging a delivery to first slip © Getty Images

Aug 26, 2013

Stuart Broad on Monday said that Australia coach Darren Lehmann called him up to apologise for his comments on the England pacer.

Lehmann had called Broad a “cheat” for not walking after nicking a delivery to first slip in the first Ashes Test of the recently-concluded series. The Australian had also said, “From my point of view I just hope the Australian public give it to him right from the word go for the whole summer and I hope he cries and he goes home.”

Lehmann was fined for his words.

However, things were sorted out between the two on Sunday night after Lehmann apologised to the England pacer.

Broad wrote on his Twitter page, “Spoke to Darren Lehmann last night. He apologised for his comments, I accepted it. He said they were made in jest for banter. Done.”

Earlier in the day Lehmann had said that, the incident was a big learning for him as a coach.

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