Steve Smith and David Warner will reappear stronger than before after their 12 month bans – Shane Warne: Australian batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner after their 12 month bans will come back stronger than ever before and at the last in this year is going to be the best player at the World Cup, former leg spinner Shane Warne has said.
Steve Smith and David Warner will return stronger from bans: Shane Warne
In March last year, Smith and Warner were banned by Cricket Australia for 12 months for their parts in the scandal of the ball-tampering in a test match, which they were playing in contradiction of South Africa in Cape Town.
David Warner in a press media conference confesses about his role in the scandal in Cape Town, “I’m here to take full responsibility for the part I played in this,” he said repeatedly when pressed on those matters.
When Smith was questioned about his relationship with Warner in the scandal, he then replied, “No, I don’t blame anyone.”
Their bans end this year on March 28 and both the players is going to be reintegrated into the national team after their contribution in the Indian Premier League in the months of March and April.
Shane Warne in a recent interview said, “I think what you are going to see is a pretty quiet David Warner and Steve Smith. They are just going to try and let their bat do the talking and toe the line”
He further added by saying, “I think they will come back better than they were. They’re going to come out and destroy attacks and I back David Warner to be the player of the World Cup.”
“Warner overstepped the line a lot in his early career. He then changed into a more placid player but was then told by Cricket Australia to be the enforcer and was doing what he was told.”
Warne presumes the duo to reappearance with transformed strength, same as he did after his 12-month ban for failing a drugs test in the year 2003. Warne was put back off for taking a banned diuretic which further resulted in missing Australia’s World Cup winning campaign in that year.
Warne who took 708 wickets for Australia in 145 test matches also included in his statement by saying, “All I can go on is experience having a year off myself. The next four years were the best I ever had”
He then added by saying, “I was hungry for the game. My body and mind were fresh and it is amazing how excited you are to play again.” “You get excited just going to the nets again because you have taken it for granted in the past.”