English fans tried to bring their A-Game insults to Steve Smith and his fellow returning teammates David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.

Poms sand paper

It was a combination of boos, some sandpaper across a stand in the stadium and a custom “Steve Smith crying masks”.

There was so much hype as to how brutal the Edgbaston crowd would be however I must say, I’m super underwhelmed. Nothing made me laugh and I saw nothing that was super edgy. The masks were probably the pick of the bunch, but they were predictable.

You know who didn’t underwhelm? Steve “Sir Donald Brandman the second” Smith.

Smith scored 144 in an innings where the next best score was 44 by tail-ender Peter Sidle.


What a hero. Now please enjoy these two memes I found on r/cricketshitpost.

England fan meme

Steve Smith batting

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