Sportskeeda – Warner, Smith will be booed if they play against India: Chappell

News 13 Apr 2018, 16:57 IST

By Nikhil Bapat
Mumbai, Apr 13 (PTI) Straight-talking former Australian captain Ian Chappell is happy that one year ban won’t allow Steve Smith and David Warner to take part in the series against India Down Under as it would have exposed the disgraced duo to heavy duty “booing” from the home crowd.

Summary

  • Warner, Smith will be booed if they play against India: ChappellNews 13 Apr 2018, 16:57 IST By Nikhil BapatMumbai, Apr 13 (PTI) Straight-talking former Australian captain Ian Chappell is happy that one year ban won’t allow Steve Smith and David Warner to take part in the series against India Down Under as it would have exposed the disgraced duo to heavy duty “booing” from the home crowd.
  • Because imagine if Smith and Warner are playing next summer in Australia against India, they are going to get booed at some of the Australian grounds, probably all of Australian grounds,” Chappell, who is not known to to mince words told reporters during a promotional event.
  • “When you have got a former Australia captain and vice captain being booed by their own crowds, that wouldn’t have been great for Cricket Australia’s image,” Chappell opined.
  • Smith will be back but he may not captain Australia again,” Chappell said during the India launch of SportsHero, a gamification app.
  • With no Smith and Warner around, this is India’s best chance to win a Test series in Australia in 70 years, having first toured the nation in 1948.

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