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Legendary Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar has urged people to leave ex-Australia captain Steve Smith alone after he was indicted in the ball tampering scandal.
Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were all involved in the incident. As a result, Smith and Warner were banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia while Bancroft was suspended for nine months.
In addition to this, Smith will not be permitted to captain Australia for two years, while Warner won’t be considered for leadership roles ever again.
At least Steve smith has the courage to admit like a man but absolutely gutted to see Steve smith breaking down @ the press conference & also they way people treating him @ Airport & in Australia its sad ..
leave that poor chap alone now ..
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) March 29, 2018
“At least Steve Smith has the courage to admit like a man but absolutely gutted to see Steve Smith breaking down at the press conference and also the way people treating him at the airport and in Australia it’s sad. Leave that poor chap alone now,” Akhtar said on Twitter.