‘Embarrassing’ England are slammed as ‘GUTLESS’ by press and pundits and mocked on social media as Australia toast winning the Ashes in just 12 days with beers while playing with kids at the MCG
Australia captain Pat Cummins and his Ashes winners toasted their emphatic victory over England with beers on the MCG pitch on Tuesday.
Cummins said his side’s resounding Ashes victory was ‘what dreams are made of’ as he celebrated a famous triumph less than five weeks after being given the job.
England’s total capitulation was described as ‘gutless’ by The Sydney Morning Herald as the local press laid into the woeful tourists.
The Aussie skipper was quick to share the team’s celebrations to his 847,000 Instagram followers as he posted a picture of them toasting success on the MCG pitch.
They also rubbed salt into England’s wound by playing another game of cricket against their kids on the pitch after thrashing Joe Root’s side.
Australia captain Pat Cummins and his Ashes winners toasted their emphatic victory on pitch
England’s total capitulation was described as ‘gutless’ by The Sydney Morning Herald
The local press laid into the woeful tourists on Tuesday as the Aussies retained the urn
Cummins was hastily promoted from his position as Tim Paine’s right-hand man after the latter resigned in the aftermath of a sexting scandal.
The new era began in style with a nine-wicket victory over England at The Gabba, before Cummins was forced out of the second Test due to close contact with a Covid case.
Steve Smith took care of another heavy win in his absence and Cummins was fresh to help make it 3-0 on the third morning of the Boxing Day Test.
Speaking after his side thrashed their rivals by an innings and 14 runs in Melbourne, Cummins said: ‘Winning early on day three doesn’t happen at the MCG. It’s a fantastic result.
‘It’s what dreams are made of, how we played. It’s the first Ashes victory for a lot of guys and it doesn’t just feel like a 3-0 victory, it feels like we’re really setting ourselves up for the next few years as well.
‘It hasn’t fully hit me but when I think of what it means, I think more of what it means for us as a group of players. This really consolidates that we are a really good, strong cricket side.’
Aussie stars celebrated Ashes victory by playing against their kids (L) and by drinking beers (R)
Australian press branded England as ‘abysmal’ and described their collapse as a ‘nightmare’ as their side retained the urn.
England 2005 Ashes hero Steve Harmison has slammed England’s ’embarrassing’ innings defeat by Australia.
‘The only teams that have gone over there [Australia] and done anything meaningful are teams that have got first-innings runs,’ Harmison told BT Sport in the direct aftermath of England’s defeat.
‘Last night, they [Australia] bowled brilliantly, but that’s embarrassing, I’m sorry. No fight, there was nothing there.
Joe Root’s England were described as a ‘nightmare’ and ‘abysmal’ by the Australian press
‘You can say Australia have bowled well, which they have done. But to lose by an innings when a team only scores 267 runs, that tells you everything.
‘They have had the rub of the green, England have dropped catches, two umpiring decisions… but Australia have earned the right to get those decisions going in their favour.
‘There is going to be a big inquest. There’s gonna be a lot of things blamed, people’s careers on the line, but first you marvel at Australia.
‘They have been magnificent, as painful as it is for an Englishman to say, they have been right in preparation, in selection, they have bowled the right areas.
‘They have put enough runs on the board, and they took catches. That is why they have won the Ashes before the series is even halfway through.’
England were slammed for their ’embarrassing’ post-match act at the Boxing Day test after their total submission in the Ashes series.
While England fans were left ‘seething’ after their side’s ‘shambolic’ and ‘feeble’ Ashes defeat by an innings in Melbourne.
England fans were less than impressed after their side’s ‘shambolic’ Ashes defeat in Melbourne