As if cricket fans from other countries trolling Steve Smith and company over ball-tampering controversy wasn’t enough, an Australian radio station on Monday (March 26) released a hilarious video to mock their own cricketers. The radio station in Australia named, Triple J, has come up with a spoof music video that pokes fun at the national players for blatantly cheating during the recently concluded Cape Town Test against South Africa.
The 1-minute 22 seconds long video quickly went viral on different social media platforms. The satirical video has also taken a dig at the controversial underam bowling incident. In 1981, former Australia skipper Greg Chappell had instructed his brother younger Trevor to bowl an underarm delivery against New Zealand to ensure a victory for Australia.
Watch the video below:
Full credit to Australians back in Australia. pic.twitter.com/DIhUXxuQrs— Ben Karpinski (@followthebounce) March 26, 2018
During the post-lunch session on Day 3 at Newlands, cameras caught rookie Australian opener Cameron Bancroft using a foreign object to work on the ball. Video aired by the official broadcaster shows Bancroft using a small, yellow object hidden in his palm, as he rubbed the ball with his palm and then onto his trousers. He is then seen transferring something from that palm into his right pocket.
The footage was brought to the notice of the two on-field umpires Nigel Llong and Richard Illingworth, who immediately halted play and conferred in the middle of the pitch.
In a shocking press conference after the day's play, Smith had admitted that the entire ball-tampering saga was a deliberate plan from the “leadership group” of the side. Moreover, he had apologised and tried to convince everyone that this was the first time it had happened under his captaincy.
Subsequently, Smith was handed a one-match suspension and fined 100% of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC), while Bancroft was penalized 75 percent of his match fee and awarded three demerit points for breaching Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct.