Wednesday 21 August 2013 

'I Hope He Cries And He Goes Home'

Stuart Broad, pictured here at Trent Bridge, has been targeted by Darren Lehmann
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Australia coach Darren Lehmann has launched an extraordinary attack on England all-rounder Stuart Broad during the build-up to the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.

Commenting on Broad's decision not to walk after he edged the ball to slip at Trent Bridge and not being given out by the umpires, Lehmann pulled no punches when interviewed by the Triple M radio station.

"Certainly our players haven't forgotten, they're calling him everything under the sun as they go past," Lehmann said.

"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."

Broad went on to score 65 in the second innings at Trent Bridge to help set up a 14-run win to put England on course for a 3-0 lead heading to The Oval.

He has since publicly defended his decision not to walk.

"I just hope everyone gets stuck into him because the way he's carried on and the way he's commented in public about it is ridiculous," Lehmann added.

"He hit it to first slip. The biggest problem there is the poor umpire cops all the crap that he gets in paper and Stuart Broad makes them look like fools.

"From my point of view it's poor, so I hope the public actually get stuck into him."

England followed up their victory in the first Test with a thumping 347-run win at Lord's and a 74-run victory at Chester-le-Street. The third Test at Old Trafford was drawn.

Listen to Lehmann's interview here:

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