No issue with Marsh and Bird smoking during Ashes celebrations in Sydney, says Adam Zampa

Shaun Marsh and Jackson Bird were criticized for smoking in Sydney Ground.

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Australian spinner –Adam Zampa, on Thursday, said he is not in agreement with the critics of Shaun Marsh and Jackson Bird, who were seen smoking cigarettes following their 4-0 Ashes win in Sydney, were criticized for their actions after pictures via The Daily Telegraph surfaced on the social media.

According to a report in Sportstar, Adam Zampa said, “I don't think there was any kids at the [bar] Coogee Pavillion. I don't think they were doing it on purpose in front of any kids either. After 4-0 Ashes, the guys have done quite well, it's probably a nice time just to loosen up a little bit and have a beer and, if they want to, they can light one up.”

Ahead of the five-match One day International series, which will start with the first ODI at the MCG in Melbourne on Sunday (14 January), Zampa said he will try to cement his place in the side with his best show with the ball in the series against England.

The 25-year-old bowler, who made his One Day debut against New Zealand in 2016, has taken 40 wickets in 27 ODIs that he played so far for Australia.

Zampa concluded by saying, “I'm on edge a little bit at the moment and I think that's probably a good thing for me. I think I perform my best with that. There's guys trailing me like [Ashton Agar] who's bowling really well now with the white ball, so I think if anything that will help me as well.”

By Rashmi Nanda - 11 Jan, 2018

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