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12-month ban for Steve Smith and David Warner: Here's how Twitteratti reacted

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 March 2018, 17:04 IST
Steve Smith and David Warner

Soon after Former Australian captain Steve Smith and Vice-captain David Warner were awarded 12-month bans by Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday for their role in ball-tampering scandal during the third Test at Cape Town against South Afric, Twitter was flooded with reactions over the decision. There were both positive and negative reactions from themm.

Some of them thought it was a brave decision while others considered it harsh.

Deepanshu Bhagat said “Whoaaa... Smith & Warner handed 1 year ban. I think couple of tests or a Series would've been enough. Can't think any other country would've done this to their most Valuable player #sandpapergate #CricketAustralia”.

Calling it a brave decision, Deva Palanisappan said “One year ban for Smith & Warner who involved in #BallTamperingRow by @CricketAus !! Such a brave punishment given by the board who find discipline firat than winning. Strong Impact !!”.

Terming it a ‘great decision’, Rabi Kiran (Ravi) said “Great decision by Cricket Australia to ban Smith, Warner and Bancroft. This sends a good message to the Australian players and a lesson to the attitude they show on the field to the players from rest of the world. #cricket”.

Calling it a ‘complete joke’, AndrewM X-Lib said “Complete joke. Trial by media. Had enough of this bullshit story. Ban them, then move on.12 month ban is over the top. If Steve Smith & Warner the wanker were Sudanese they would be let off and sent to re-education. Media would even pay them to write articles in their name.”

There are mixed feelings among cricket fans. Some of them are upset and some are happy.

On the other hand, Cameron Bancroft has already banned for nine months. Bancroft was caught on television cameras applying yellow tape on the ball.

First published: 28 March 2018, 17:04 IST
 
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