Otago Daily Times – Like any cricket fan, I have been following the Australian ball-tampering saga with great interest and growing disbelief as the Australian media lambast their beloved heroes.

Summary

  • Like any cricket fan, I have been following the Australian ball-tampering saga with great interest and growing disbelief as the Australian media lambast their beloved heroes.
  • In saying that, as satisfying as it is to watch the Australian cricketers squirm, I have a real sense of sadness that we might not see David Warner back on the international stage, and even more so Steven Smith.
  • He is certainly a smart character, and some time for reflection and going back to why he loves and plays the game in the first place would bring him to a level of humility that all great leaders need.
  • Australia’s shame” and compares the degree of national outrage over the ball-tampering with the muted response when some Australian sports stars physically abuse women, sometimes hospitalising them.
  • Let’s hope that Australia’s outrage over ball-tampering will cause navel gazing amongst many sports teams as to how they want to play the game, but, more importantly, how they want to live their lives.


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