Ashes Scout: Broad bags Aussie hypocrites over Robinson sledging, Head hits back, Gardner shines to put tourists on top
Stuart Broad has accused Australia’s former players of hypocrisy over the Ollie Robinson furore, hitting back at what he labelled as “disparaging” comments from Matthew Hayden.
Broad has joked he has lost his title of public enemy No.1 in Australia this week, as the fall-out from Robinson’s expletive-laden send-off of Usman Khawaja at Edgbaston continues.
Robinson claimed at the time his abuse of Khawaja when he bowled him on 141 was all part of the Ashes theatre, and asked what Australia could handle if not that.
The English quick also drew the ire of multiple former Australian players, after Ricky Ponting was referenced by him as an example of a poorly-behaved Australian.
That prompted Ponting to say Robinson would need to back up his talk with performances, while Hayden labelled him as a “forgettable cricketer” while refusing to use the 29-year-old’s name in a radio interview last week.
“Ultimately, the ICC had no problem with Ollie’s reaction to dismissin