Steve Smith receives outrage from Twitterati for his latest ad

Steve Smith receives outrage from Twitterati for his latest ad

The advertisement certainly didn't go well with most of the fans as they took to Twitter and expressed their resentment.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith. (Photo Source: ICC)

Former Australian skipper Steven Smith is unarguably one of the greatest batsmen among the current lot. The 29-year old had a dream run in Test cricket and deservedly became the No.1 ranked batsman in the world. His stint as as the captain of Australia wasn’t bad either as he led the team to remarkable victories over the years.

Things turned topsy-turvy for the right-handed batsman during the tour of South Africa earlier this year. He, along with his deputy David Warner and the other opening batsman Cameron Bancroft, were involved in the disreputable ‘sandpaper’ scandal. The incident led to the three of them getting banned from playing for the national team. While the ban term for Smith is nearing the end, he featured in an advertisement recently which received wild outrage from cricket fans on Twitter.

Steve Smith’s advertisement on his hardships

The Sydney-born recently appeared in an advertisement for a mobile service provider. In the advertisement, Smith talks about his time of tribulation post the infamous scandal. He also suggested in the ad that he would put the best efforts possible in order to reinstate the faith and integrity. The footage also had him playing cricket and talking about the sport to the young players at Sutherland Cricket Club.

The advertisement certainly didn’t go well with most of the fans as they took to Twitter and expressed their resentment. They went a step further by lashing out at the mobile service provider for choosing Smith. The most popular conception is that someone who was guilty of doing injustice to the laws of the sport, shouldn’t be the right person to feature in the ad.

Here’s the video

What’s ahead for Smith?

As the ban comes to closure in near future, the right-hander has opportunities up for grabs. He earlier participated in the Canada Global T20 League and has been playing grade cricket for his local club in Australia. As far as IPL is concerned, he has been retained by his franchise Rajasthan Royals and is expected to lead the side in the 2019 season after missing out last the 2018 edition.

Here’s how Twitter trolled Steve Smith

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