Hindustan Times – Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has clarified his recent comments on the ball-tampering scandal, in which he had criticised how Steve Smith’s team had handled the first press conference after the incident.

Summary

  • Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has clarified his recent comments on the ball-tampering scandal, in which he had criticised how Steve Smith’s team had handled the first press conference after the incident.
  • Stating that he has ‘utmost respect’ for Smith and is looking forward to playing once again with the three banned Australian cricketers, Starc said the incident had brought about ‘a stressful time in our lives’.
  • Starc had made his comments at a forum named ‘Women In Banking and Finance’ which he attended as a guest panellist with his wife and Australian wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy.
  • Starc admitted that it will take time for the Australian cricketers to win back trust from their fans, but before that he expressed respect for Smith, for whom he remained a go-to man every time Australia needed wickets.
  • Starc appealed to fans and stakeholders to retain their faith in the Australian team.


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