Australia cricketers rank No. 1 in stupidity: Chappell

Cricket legend Ian Chappell has little sympathy for the Australian trio involved in ball tampering during their Test against South Africa last month.
Cricket legend Ian Chappell has little sympathy for the Australian trio involved in ball tampering during their Test against South Africa last month.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

Sandpaper can be a lot rougher than most people think. Just ask former Australian Test cricket captain and TV commentator Ian Chappell about its long-lasting effect.

A piece of sandpaper was infamously deployed in the ball-tampering episode that saw the Australia captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft sent home from the tour of South Africa last month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 20, 2018, with the headline 'Australia cricketers rank No. 1 in stupidity: Chappell'. Print Edition | Subscribe