Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir extended their support to Steve Smith who has been sanctioned one-year ban for his activities in the ball tampering saga.
It is to be noted that the players who were suspended from the fourth test reached Australia yesterday and it was a forgettable series for them. Steve Smith faced an embarrassing moment at the airport yesterday when the crowd booed at him and mentioned him “cheat”.
Following his return, he spoke to the media in a conference today and broke down into tears for his “disgraceful” activities on the field. It was a heartening moment for many of the cricket legends across the world to see a world no.1 test batsman in such a position.
Indian players Gautam Gambhir and Rohit Sharma took the social media to extend their support to Steve Smith to come back stronger. Hitman also mentioned that he was “stunned” after watching Smith’s treatment by the Security in the airport yesterday.
Rohit posted on Twitter with a black image that represents his disappointment over the incident.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 29, 2018
Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir also extended his invaluable support to Smith and mentioned not to label Smith “corrupt”. He took his Twitter handle to post his view.
I may be getting emotional but @stevesmith49 doesn’t look to me a cheat. Don’t know about u but I see in him a desperate leader trying to win a Test match for his country, his team. Yes, indeed, his methods were questionable but let’s not label him corrupt #BallTamperingScandal pic.twitter.com/xOxAM45QXM
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) March 29, 2018
Chris Gayle and other players also came in support of Smith after watching him break down in front of media. Gayle also mentioned that he is free too. Meet the players anytime at his home at Jamaica.
Oi Oi Oi! It’s not my business but it’s done and dusted!
I think 1 year is harsh! But to the 3 youngsters, y’all gonna have to live with this – reflect quickly and know there’s a lot of life ahead so don’t stop here! Feel free to come see me in Jamaica 🇯🇲 anytime! #JustSaying
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) March 29, 2018
Meanwhile, Warner reached Sydney with his family and said that he will be facing the media in a couple of days.
They are regretting and hurting and will have to live with the consequences of their act. Spare a thought for their families as they have much to endure along with the players. Time for all of us to take a step back and give them some space.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 29, 2018