How the ball-tampering controversy will stump Australian cricket
- Total Shares
The Bancroft incident brings to focus the reputation of Aussie cricketers, which now lies in tatters.
The Aussies take great pride in playing the sport and would like the world to believe they are the most clean. If you mention the word sledging, the Aussies have almost a patent on it. Yet, when you point a finger at them, they get easily offended and use phrases like “crossing the line.”
Last year is still fresh in memory when Steve Smith’s side was touring India. Virat Kohli minced no words when he spoke his mind about Smith on the use of DRS, when the Aussie skipper seemed to be asking the dressing room for help! What happened in the Newlands Test on Saturday against South Africa was quite damaging, where Cameron Bancroft was caught with something between his middle and index fingers to scratch the ball.