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Will probably be remembered as the most overblown affair in cricket 21st century cricketing history.
If they do give him a year ban though they'd have every right to be sanctimonious because they literally were more harsh than anyone else would beWhat's worse is that Australia are going to use this heavy handed ban to continue to be sanctimonious and act as tho they are superior to rest of the world.
"Look we know where the line is and if one of our own crosses it we come down hard"
Can't win with these ****s
No one would buy that- worse imoHonest question - if Smith and Bancroft had have come out and said that the tape got into his pocket by mistake and that when he found it he panicked because he didn't want to be seen as a cheat, do you think the reaction would have been better or worse?
This is a build up and a culmination of a team culture and of course this is the final straw that broke the camel's back. This is not only the ball tampering but the devestating effect of it as role models and financially cleary makes them feel the need to have to stand up and give significant bans.If you mean on this forum, maybe..., but I think there are enough out there who think otherwise.
I've thought that Lehmann passed his use-by date at least a year, and maybe two, ago. And I think you're right that it's the perception of his ways that has kept him in the role over this. Smith's weak captaincy and poor team guidance hasn't helped. His leadership group is clearly just his NSW teammates and Lehmann's allowing these cliques to form has been quite damaging.
Even if they do give all them a thousand year ban, it still wouldn't make Australia anything other than the worst-behaved cricket team on this planet.If they do give him a year ban though they'd have every right to be sanctimonious because ...
Get a gripBehavioural wise? You're an incredible sycophant if you think Australia are the same as India or SA.
When has the Indian team cried racism in the last 10 years since Sydney? Sometimes your posts are so full of ****.Get a grip
India were atrocious in the Oz series last year and cry racism whenever one of their players is called out which inevitably leads to them getting off without punishment
SA are serial ball tamperers and subject to a formal complaint this series. What's more, QDK was hardly a doe-eyed innocent in his altercation with Warner
I havent once tried to defend Oz over this incident or Warner ever but if you think we're an outlier, you're deluded