Actor Varun Dhawan has supported Australian captain Steven Smith on the ball-tactic dispute and hopes fans “forgive him” for his actions.
Smith, with vice-captain David Warner, has been banned for one year for ball-tampering during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Cameron Bancroft, who was caught on camera trying to tease the ball with a sandpaper, was banned for nine months. After arriving in Sydney yesterday, Smith made an appearance in front of an Australian media and said that he regretted his actions.
On Thursday night, Varun tweeted a picture of Smith and said: “It is very sad to see Steven Smith apologizing and broken. I am sure fans will have forgiven him, he looks beyond the regrets. And pray that he will come out of this test, a better cricketer, mental and emotional trauma. I am sure there is a great ban. ”
Watching #stevensmith apologise and look broken is very sad. I’m sure the fans will forgive him . He looks beyond remorseful I hope and pray he will come out of this ordeal a better cricketer. The mental the emotional trauma I’m sure is bigger then Any ban. pic.twitter.com/FsDJcVs8Er
— Varun DAN Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 29, 2018