Cricket Ball Tampering – Behind the News


COMMENTATOR: The Australians
are really working on the ball. It’s a very sad day
for Australian cricket. MATT: The news rocked,
not just the cricketing world, but what felt like all of Australia. From you guys… I feel like we can’t really
trust the Australian team as much as we did before. It’s ruined
the integrity of the sport. ..to former players… It’s blatant cheating,
it’s disgraceful. ..even the Prime Minister. This is a shocking disappointment. And it’s all over this –
a cricket ball. In Australia’s third test match
against South Africa, Cameron Bancroft
was caught tampering with the ball. He got yellow sandpaper,
and used it to scuff one side. He was doing it
for a very deliberate reason – to create swing. See, by keeping one side of the ball
shiny and smooth, and letting the other side rough up, the ball,
when bowled in the right way, can move through the air
towards the rough side. That’s because air flows differently
over each side of the ball, making it really difficult
for batsmen to play. But on this particular occasion, the sandpaper was used
to try to create reverse swing which can be even harder to play. It occurs after the ball
gets really rough and, strangely,
it starts moving through the air the opposite way you’d expect –
towards the shiny side. That’s why reverse swing
can be a game changer. (CHEERING) COMMENTATOR 2: Caught!
That’s a very good catch. It’s not against the rules
to try to make the ball swing. You’ve probably seen players rub
one side of the ball on their pants, or rub saliva on the shiny side. All of that stuff is entirely legal
under the rules of the game. But that extra step
of damaging the ball isn’t allowed, that’s called tampering. Players have done it before
in different ways but it’s always controversial
and they’ve been punished for it. But many people are upset because it was something
they’d planned ahead of time. This issue goes beyond the technical nature of offences. It’s about the integrity
and reputation of Australian cricket
and Australian sport. Because of this,
Steve Smith and David Warner will both be banned
from the game for 12 months. Cameron Bancroft will be out
for 9 months. And Coach Darren Lehmann has decided
to step down from the job. Back in Australia, Steve Smith
made an emotional apology. I made a serious error of judgement and I now understand
the consequences. It was a failure of leadership… ..of my leadership. I’ll do everything I can
to make up for my mistake… ..and the damage it’s caused. The repercussions are huge
for the players and for Australian cricket
as a whole. But what do you think about it? I think that the Australian
cricket team made the wrong decision and that maybe we should have
given them a longer ban. And they should be fined
a lot of money. It’s kind of embarrassing,
like, if we go overseas they’ll, kind of, like,
they’ll know we’re Australians they’ll know…
They’ll, like, look down at us. Yeah, I agree too, like, ’cause I think
everyone around the world thinks that we’re cheaters
because the Australian team cheated. Our team’s really good, we don’t need to do that. And if I felt that someone did that on my team, I couldn’t trust them on the field.

100 thoughts on “Cricket Ball Tampering – Behind the News

  • June 20, 2018 at 9:04 am
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    So, other teams have done it many times if we do it once its not that big of an issue

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  • June 26, 2018 at 10:50 am
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    Them a tief

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  • June 26, 2018 at 5:25 pm
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    Are team is really good

    Without modest at all

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  • June 30, 2018 at 10:21 am
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    Not nice Australia cricket team

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  • July 6, 2018 at 1:35 pm
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    Well an South African player did it 2 times and got a 1 match band that's it and we get a 12 month band

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  • July 8, 2018 at 4:38 am
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    Who cares. Happening for ages. Just let it go

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  • July 10, 2018 at 9:10 am
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    Why australia

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  • July 25, 2018 at 11:44 am
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    Australia cheating! WHAT! NO WAY!

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  • July 30, 2018 at 12:06 pm
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    Ball tamper oona na

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  • August 3, 2018 at 9:55 am
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    Reverse swing can be a game changer.
    Shows clip of brand new ball swinging conventionally

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  • August 21, 2018 at 1:35 am
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    couldn't trust the austrailian team to begen with

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  • August 26, 2018 at 11:20 am
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    Well. Those 2 weren't banned for 12 months as they're both playing at the moment. Absolute joke.

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  • August 26, 2018 at 1:11 pm
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    In past many teams did when there were no defined rules & no cameras tracking what players r doing.. Bt to do it in this age is like taking steroid & hoping u r not caught.. Second interesting point is aussies or NZ players always show amazement if they r caught in such incidences telling its not in their culture (as if its there in other countries culture), b it is mark waugh giving info on pitch condition, warne doping in 2003 WC & telling its moms fault or aussie infamous syndney test match cheating against india…
    Good that this time after getting caught red handed Smith & warner confessed.. This is sad incidence for everyone in cricket & not b politicised, bt at least from now Aussies will not pretend to b saints..

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  • September 16, 2018 at 2:07 pm
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    this is so not fair Smith can be banned for 12 months but why captaincy also they got rid of??

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  • September 21, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    dissapointing

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  • February 27, 2019 at 11:42 pm
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    now those three are my least fav cricketers

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  • March 4, 2019 at 11:18 am
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    its just a silly matter and only one complete test series ban was enough for both these legend batsman Smith and Warner while foolish Australian cricket board punished both legend batsman for nothing act. While Sachin and Dravid did supperbly done this tampering before and instead of punishment our board BCCI hided the incident and only punished by 1 test match ban only. Duplessis did this mistake 3 times . Dinesh Chandimal did in the recent past

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  • March 5, 2019 at 3:58 pm
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    I’d you know that I was at that match because I live in south africa

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  • March 7, 2019 at 6:50 am
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    This is bad for Australia

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  • March 11, 2019 at 6:04 pm
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    I love you smith

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  • March 20, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    No problem because smith and werner play world cup 2019. Good luck werner and smith

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:29 am
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    How many times have other countries cheated and no one does anything about it

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  • March 27, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    Steve smith didn't deserve to be punished for someone else mistake

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  • March 28, 2019 at 9:09 am
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    oh

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  • March 31, 2019 at 9:40 am
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    I'm very disapointed of steve smith of cheating 👎👎

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  • April 6, 2019 at 8:36 am
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    Cheaters 🤧

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  • April 6, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    It's ok, he apologized, i love Aussie cricketers. See you in world cup 2019 🙂 peace

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  • April 11, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    Good actor Steve smith

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  • April 13, 2019 at 8:10 am
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    Making Steve Smith the Captain of Australia was a Brain fade moment for Australian Cricket.

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  • April 23, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    It’s a stupid sport anyways. Proof is that a piece of sand paper in a ball game gets a whole country shocked. Is Australia this squeeky clean? Never got caught for doping in the olympics or anything?

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  • April 24, 2019 at 3:37 am
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    why are u going to school kids how do they know

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  • May 1, 2019 at 3:01 pm
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    What did David Warner did???
    Why he was Suspended from cricket…

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  • May 23, 2019 at 11:15 am
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    Solution re invent the new ball material which does not get damage that easily and eventually stop swing for good

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  • May 24, 2019 at 10:06 am
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    Script fake rigged 😂😂🤣🤣

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  • June 9, 2019 at 3:40 pm
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    Everyone makes a mistake in their life.

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  • June 10, 2019 at 1:56 am
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    They should all be banned for life.. no excuses.. no apology accepted.. heck why not stuff an angle grinder down your pants next time to shape the ball … or bowl the ball with a bazooka…=p

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:32 am
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    ITs ruiNEd tHe inTegRitY oF thE SpOrt

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:47 am
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    See in baseball you can throw any pitch if u have good control. You only use substances if ur bad

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  • June 10, 2019 at 5:59 am
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    All Aussie players are cheaters and they won 5 world cup with tampering haha haha big cheaters hahaha

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  • June 10, 2019 at 6:53 am
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    Kids in the end were so embareassed

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  • June 10, 2019 at 9:53 am
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    Smith should have been banned for 5 years.

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  • June 10, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    No wonder how Australians got those 5 worldcups!!

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  • June 10, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    Being a true lover of this game it hurts to see them doing such things, no matter which country they were playing for

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  • June 10, 2019 at 10:47 am
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    Every team has been ball tampering. I've seen India, Pakistan, England, South Africa etc all been involved in ball tampering and recently too. There are smart ways of doing it too. You can just tape the sandpaper to the underside of your pants and rub the ball on that area. You won't get the same effect as how Bancroft did it here but at least you won't get caught. Trust me all teams do it.

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  • June 10, 2019 at 11:16 am
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    Make sure you will not repeat this thing, we still LOVE you Australia

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    3:12 it's like Bancroft was saying "I think that"
    😂😂😂

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  • June 10, 2019 at 3:38 pm
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    they are bvck💪💪💪💪💪
    it's in the past now who cares

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  • June 11, 2019 at 3:45 am
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    I don’t know what these player playing in this World Cup 2019

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  • June 11, 2019 at 5:10 am
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    awww!!! I love those kids interviews, they are so cute and innocent 😇

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  • June 11, 2019 at 8:10 am
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    They think it's a big deal to world but its cheating and then goes crazy

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  • June 11, 2019 at 10:42 am
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    Replace the whole team with these kids.

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  • June 11, 2019 at 1:20 pm
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    And yet , they themselves blamed Murali for cheating !

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  • June 11, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    ZAMPA did same thing in CWC19!

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  • June 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Who are here in 2019,
    watching them play world Cup

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  • June 11, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    Cheating is fine as long as u don't get caught but if u get caught u have to reflect on that mistake

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  • June 11, 2019 at 7:06 pm
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    Hardwork can't match talent, how would it when it's that of cheating? Truth wins always & everytime. Lies & cheating may bring short term sucess. Actually, players are pressurized to win not just enjoy the game. Games are all about enjoyment not just win or loss.

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  • June 11, 2019 at 7:22 pm
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    Nothing tops Shahid Afridi taking a bite out of the ball 😂 That is and forever will be the epitome of ball tampering lmao

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  • June 11, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    If it was any other team beside Australia England New Zealand or south Africa those players would have been banned for life from the game let that set in

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:02 pm
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    Australians own up to their mistake.
    Imagine if it was indians?
    The whole india would support them even if they cheated.
    Remember ball tampering incident of sachin?

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  • June 12, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    Australian s will do all those nonsense to win the game

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  • June 12, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    Still ab de Villiers played fantastic knock

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  • June 12, 2019 at 6:35 am
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    3:12 😹

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  • June 12, 2019 at 10:00 am
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    Football rugby baseball dnt have this kinds problems

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  • June 12, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    2:04 shahid afridi's tempering level: Legend 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • June 12, 2019 at 11:54 am
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    Anyone here after Adam Zampa’s tampering accusations

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  • June 12, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    Aussie in cheating shock…

    Behave yourself

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  • June 12, 2019 at 8:31 pm
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    Ah good ol aussies. He should try underarm bowling.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    Who's after warner century in world cup

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  • June 13, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    Look at Afridi at 2:05 he was literally biting the ball XD

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  • June 13, 2019 at 5:50 pm
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    rahul dravid had not done this he only just clean shijne the ball

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  • June 13, 2019 at 6:44 pm
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    Ok , who else saw the thumbnail move

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  • June 17, 2019 at 12:44 pm
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    Australians have a tradition of cheating.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 4:18 pm
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    Lol, people in baseball do this all the time and if they get caught then they can’t play for like a week and get fined, but no one is ever really caught and if they do they are really bad at hiding it.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 6:51 pm
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    Imagine playing cricket

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:07 pm
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    Very cool everyone will look down at Australians esp. seeing as this is the 1st time i'm hearing of this

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  • June 18, 2019 at 1:51 am
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    Is it really surprising that they got caught tampering with the ball? Aussies have been known to be complete scumbags in pretty much every sport they play. Breaking and bending rules where they can. Absolute disgraces to any sport they play.

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  • June 18, 2019 at 9:26 pm
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    Australia; Amateurs. Pakistan; Pros

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  • June 26, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    Australians cheating, what a surprise

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  • June 26, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    ICC and BCCI are the most corrupted cricket organizations.

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  • June 26, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Every team does it it's like taking a dive for a penalty in football. Those teams whose ballers that can swing the ball do it. The thing is the Aussies got caught. Sand paper, sand in pockets using sweets to create spit to shine ball.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    what about faf

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  • June 28, 2019 at 12:27 am
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    Cricket overexgerates everything
    In Football and other sports Athlets literally bite and RIP people's ears off and everyone gets over it very quickly. In Cricket someone roughshod a ball up and all hell breaks loose.. no wonder Cricket is dying. Absolutely Pathetic.

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  • July 2, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    We love u smith ❤️ from India

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  • July 3, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    And then came shahid afridi with his legendary ball tempering at 2:04🤣

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  • July 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm
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    Afridi was trying to eat the ball wtf

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  • July 3, 2019 at 2:09 pm
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    Ball is not a fruit afridi

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  • July 4, 2019 at 5:26 am
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    The cameraman deserves an OSCAR

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  • July 9, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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    3:36 that literally makes no sense at all

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  • July 10, 2019 at 8:40 pm
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    I think ball tempering should be allowed in this age of batsman

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  • July 11, 2019 at 7:11 am
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    Even the prime minister 🤣 seriously nothing happens there?

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  • July 11, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    Australian are the biggest cheaters in cricket

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  • July 11, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    3:24 u don't need the ozzy cricket team to cheat for us to look down at u

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  • July 12, 2019 at 7:13 pm
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    Ish ruined the integrhity of the shport

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  • July 12, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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    Aussies have always cheated, one way or the other. This is just one small incident!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 10:39 pm
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    Huge respect to how the Australia public reacted to this incident. They made it clear they wont stand for cheating in sport.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 11:02 pm
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    Crickets do dumb

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:02 pm
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    Longer ban. What did this kid mean literally if wasn’t for Australia they would of missed out on 3 games

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:39 pm
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    Same old Aussies always cheating

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  • August 29, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Wonder why they don’t show the English using lollies to tamper with the ball.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    ofc it was the Australian players lmaoo

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