No less than the Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull who is a huge cricket fan and also a fan of Indian batting great Sunil Gavaskar condemned the ball tampering row & intervened in decision making
The Hush Post: Steve Smith broke down in a press conference in Sydney as he faced a barrage of questions from journalists. He incessantly said I am deeply sorry for whatever has happened.
Unable to finish the press conference, with his father standing behind him, he said, “I have let down my old man” referring to his father, who patted him on his back, sympathising with his son.
“It was a failure of leadership, of my leadership, I’ll do anything I can to make up for my mistake and the damage it has caused,” Smith said, before breaking down.
Earlier, as Smith made his way through the Johannesburg Airport on Wednesday surrounded by security and media with concerns over his mental state in the current heated climate, he was jeered and called “cheat, cheat,” by the cricket fans.
Darren Lehmann, the Australian coach too wiped his tears and said he would step down as Australian coach after the series was over.
“It seems — and I want to stress that in any quotes taken out of this — David Warner has taken on too much of a reign with his personality and the way he plays it, and that’s controlled the manner in which the team has gone.”
Earlier, no less than the Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull who is a huge cricket fan and also a fan of Indian batting great Sunil Gavaskar condemned the ball tampering row. Meanwhile, it has now come to light that Cameron Bancroft tampered the ball by using sand paper.