The cheek of the man!
He’s blatantly guilty of pre-planned ball-tampering and yet he says he won’t resign. How dare he be so arrogant? He must be immediately removed by CA from the captaincy and from the team. Forever!
Australia has always prided itself on not cheating – that’s a reputation that will take years to re-establish. On any home ground, Smith will be booed off, I’m sure.
I’m also inclined to the view that the “leadership group”, whoever they are, should also be banned from playing in their country’s colours ever again, whatever that does to our chances of winning international matches. Actually, they’re not all that hot at the moment and there are plenty of young (and not so young) state cricketers ready to take their place.
On behalf of Australian Cricket, I apologise for the deplorable behaviour of our National Cricket Team and its ex-captain.