The former Australian Captain Steve Smith was involved in the illegal act of ball-tampering scandal at Newlands in Cape Town. Then after he has been suspended for one-year by Cricket Australia.
Steve Smith was selected into the squad for ongoing Ashes after he made an entry into the recently concluded World Cup. Cameron Bancroft who was caught under the same act was also suspended last year. Now, he was also into the team for the Ashes along with the David who has joined the team for the World Cup.
In the first Test of Ashes 2019, Australia won the toss and elected for batting. Usman Khawaja, who has been recovering from the hamstring injury joined Smith in the middle.
Smith also faced an unusual activity from the crowd present at the venue. The three English fans wore smith’s masks where it showed shattering tears face. It was the smith’s expression when he was talking at the press conference after the tampering incident.
No chill from these England fans…#bbccricket #ENGvAUS #Ashes https://t.co/HdW7hHjTMZ
— Test Match Special (@bbctms) August 1, 2019
During the media interaction, Smith broke out while admitting his mistake. His father was behind him, consoling his son. It was a massive moment for Smith, who has regarded as one of the best batsmen doing around the world cricket.
A similar situation was faced by David Warner. He was given an unusual send-off by the crowd as they showed sandpaper while he was walking off the field.
In spite of all of these Smith has moved on and scored a Ton in the First Test of Ashes against England. With his batting skills, he has proved as one of the best batsmen around the World.
Find someone who looks at you the way Nathan Lyon looks at Steve Smith 😍 pic.twitter.com/dIyxbgpNT7
— ICC (@ICC) August 2, 2019