Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft are now subjected to more flak on social media and other mediums of communication – not just in Australia, but across the world. Radio stations to social media are full of material shaming the tainted trio for the scandal that has rocked the cricket world.
An Australian radio station Triple J has produced a music video, slamming the three cricketers for their wrongdoings. The lyrics – we cheat at cricket: oh, yes! We have been caught: Oh no! are hard-hitting and shaming to the trio forced to return home after the ball-tampering controversy in Cape Town, South Africa. The song also has a reference to the 37-year-old under-arm bowling incident involving Trevor Chappell and his brother Greg Chappell, who was leading the Australian side in that series of 1981 against Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand and had asked Trevor to bowl underarm as Kiwis needed a six off the last ball to win the match.
Elsewhere, an image shows Smith’s biography – The Journey – is put on clearance sale. The book originally priced at $24 is shown being sold for a mere $2. The book, however, is still selling for $24 on e-stores.
There are other screenshots of sandpaper starter kits, to mock-ups of fans having their pants searched at the ground trolling on twitter.
The Daily Telegraph had reported that a fan even placed Smith’s autobiography in the true crime section of a bookshop and took a picture earlier in the week. There is another photograph going viral on social media.
— Sriram (@srirambjp) March 25, 2018