David Warner speaks up for the first time, apologizes for taking part in the ball-tampering
The southpaw has spoken for the first time since he was implicated in the ball-tampering scandal.
Published - Mar 29, 2018 11:52 am | Updated - Mar 29, 2018 11:52 am
The ball-tampering saga is far from rest as the fans along with former players and experts continue to voice their opinion on the sanctions and charges that have been applied to the three players by the Cricket Australia. In what one can call a tough and harsh call to ban skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner of the side for 1 year while Bancroft was banned for 9 months for his involvement.
The Australian vice-captain David Warner on Thursday took Twitter to apologize for the whole episode of ball-tampering where he was termed as the mastermind of the plan. During the third day of the 3rd Test, Australia opener Cameron Bancroft was seen using a foreign object while shining the ball.
The cameras captured the footage and within minutes the incident was on social media. Notably, coach Darren Lehman was seen passing an instruction using a walkie-talkie to 12th man Peter Handscomb who passed on some message to Bancroft. Bancroft was then seen hiding something in his underpants and showed a small black cloth to the on-field officials where queried.
The admission from the Aussie skipper shook the world
However, skipper Smith along with Bancroft appeared for the press conference after the end of the day’s play and accepted that they had planned to tamper the ball condition to get reverse swing. The cricket world was taken aback after the admission of the Australian skipper in the press conference. Smith said during the press conference that they’ve made a huge mistake through their premeditated plans of ball-tampering.
The mistake has damaged cricket: Warner
Australian vice-captain David Warner had kept mum till now on the whole episode. Warner was declared as the mastermind of the plan and was banned by their board. The tough time for the left-hander continued as the BCCI declared that he won’t be featuring in the IPL once his own board finds him guilty and bans him. One of his endorsements with LG was not renewed by the company following the fallout.
Warner posted a message on Twitter where took the responsibility of his actions and apologized for his part in the whole incident. He told the fans all over the world that he will speak on the matter soon.
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) March 29, 2018