England defeated Australia by 135 runs in the final Ashes Test at the Kia Oval to draw the five-match series 2-2.
Days after Smith redefined the art of run-scoring in an Ashes series that belonged to him, Woodhill said uniqueness and unorthodox styles should be celebrated.
The Sun defended its approach, saying the story had received extensive media coverage in New Zealand at the time.
Leach who has become a household name through his antics with spectacles posed with Smith who was also seen wearing glasses.
England's focus on white-ball cricket paid off handsomely when they became world champions for the first time in July, beating New Zealand in a dramatic final.
The former Australia captain enjoyed a remarkable series in England, scoring a total of 774 runs in just seven innings and played a pivotal role in his side's two victories in the drawn series.
Smith's scores of 80 and 23 have helped him remain 34 points ahead of Virat Kohli with 937 rating points, an incredible effort since he started the series in fourth position with 857 points.
The last series which ended as a draw between England and Australia was in 1972. The series was hosted by England.
The crash occurred shortly after the aircraft, owned by airline company Transpacifico, took off from the Payan airport.
Ponting said the efforts of Paine's side should be congratulated even though they didn't manage to win the coveted series.
Steve Smith batted on a different level from everybody else during the Ashes, scoring 774 runs in just seven innings at an average of more than 110.
Redefining batting technique and charting path impossible to emulate, Australian races ahead of rivals in pantheon of legends
Steve Smith, who scored an astonishing 774 runs in just seven innings, was out for a score of less than fifty for the first time in the series.
In the ongoing fifth Ashes Test against England, Smith went past his own record of scoring 769 runs against India during the 2014-15 season.
Joe Root's side set the tourists an unlikely 399 to win in London after adding just 16 runs to their overnight total.