A day after former Australia skipper Steven Smith thanked the public for their support, David Warner too spoke about the unprecedented support he has received in the aftermath of the unceremonious ball tampering scandal which unfolded in the Newlands Test in Cape Town earlier this year. Both Smith and Warner, who were part of the leadership group that hatched the plan of using a sandpaper to alter the condition of the ball to aid reverse swing, were banned for a period of 12 months while Cameron Bancroft who was in the eye of the storm was suspended for nine months.
All the three players upon landing in Australia had broken down in front of the Australian media and pleaded guilty for their wrongdoing. On Thursday (May 4), Smith echoed his thoughts about how his family and fans had been thoughtful in their support for him and that he had a lot to do to earn the respect of the public back. Voicing the same feelings, the disbanded left-handed opener mentioned how in the most testing times, he'd been well supported by the society.
"It is humbling and overwhelming," Warner told in an interview. "Sometimes with our society something has to happen for the worst for people to come out and show a lot of support and I think I've learned a valuable lesson in this myself for the support I have been given to be on the front foot to help others."
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