Darren Lehmann

Darren Lehmann (above) had launched a tirade on Stuart Broad and said that the Australian crowds should give it to him during the return Ashes © Getty Images

Aug 21, 2013

Following his comments directed at Stuart Broad, Darren Lehmann wouldn’t face any disciplinary proceedings from Cricket Australia (CA). Lehmann had slammed Broad in the lead-up to the fifth Test at The Oval for his act of not walking when he had edged one to first slip during the first game at Trent Bridge.

Sydney Morning Herald reported that CA will only ask Lehmann to be cautious of his comments in the future. Earlier this year, he had been fined for raising questions on Marlon Samuels bowling action during the Big Bash League (BBL). Lehmann was the coach of Brisbane Heat then.

The Broad incident had caused a huge stir and he has been severely criticized. However, the England player remained unapologetic about the incident. That prompted Lehmann to say in a radio interview, “‘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. 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.”