Former English cricketer Andrew Flintoff feels that Steve Smith took the blame for everyone after the ball-tampering incident back in 2018 at Cape Town. Remember Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft were temporarily banned from cricket after being found guilty of the ball-tampering charges.
“I can’t believe that the whole team isn’t in on it. As a bowler, if someone gives me a ball that’s been tampered with, I know initially. One of the things that Steve Smith did is take the blame for everyone else,” Flintoff said.
“Things like ball-tampering have gone on for a long, long time and I think it’s just the degrees where you take it. We were accused of putting sweets on the ball. People put suncream on it, tried everything they can,” he said.
The 42-year old said called sand paper a “stupid” thing to use at the International level. But he was surprised that only 3 players were charged for the offense and not the whole team.