Ian Botham blasts England team for becoming laughing stock in Australia

London, Dec. 30 : Former England Test cricketer Ian Botham has criticized present group of England players after they succumbed to a fourth straight loss in this Ashes series at the MCG, and said that they have become a laughing stock in Australia.

Botham said that he is embarrassed by the standard of cricket being produced repeatedly by this group of England players, who have collapsed in every single Test match they played on Ashes tour, reports.

He further said that they should be competing with pride and going toe-to-toe with their hosts, giving a good account of themselves and enjoying the contest, but they are afraid to play a shot in anger.

--ANI (Posted on 30-12-2013)

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