Australia's Steve Smith was impersonating their bespectacled former opening batsman Chris Rogers by donning glasses after winning the fourth test at Old Trafford and not mocking England spinner Jack Leach, coach Justin Langer said on Tuesday.
Smith was seen wearing a pair of glasses while celebrating with his team mates in a huddle during Australia's victory celebrations after the visitors retained the Ashes with a 185-run win that gave them a 2-1 lead in the series.
Leach was an unlikely hero in the third test at Headingley when he came in at number 11 and helped centurion Ben Stokes chase 359 to win. The spinner was seen repeatedly wiping his glasses between deliveries.
"Experience tells me, when you're doing well people try and pick holes in you," Langer told reporters. "I was there, I know the truth, they were talking about Chris Rogers who was here four years ago and that is actually the truth.
"Chris Rogers is a great mate of the squad and that's what it was about. People can make of it what they like, we can't do anything about what people make of it.