The Devil Lured Warner and SmithPeople are talking about how a moment of devil in the brain can ruin flourishing careers and bring both the players and game into disrepute. People are amazed as to why would persons who had everything going for them indulge in cheating when they know that the consequences would be disastrous if caught. They say that Steve Smith was in line to shatter numerous Test batting records and could have captained Australia for another 3 to 4 years. They also say that David Warner was moving along excellently in all forms of cricket was destined to be remembered as a great in the shorter formats. Then why did they indulge in the shameful conspiracy?
People are aghast that both players stand to lose upwards of Rs 20 crore in monetary terms. They also say that the loss of prestige and respect will be immense and a value cannot be put on that. People are at a loss to pinpoint the reason for the misadventure. They say that winning a particular Test match can never be equated with ones whole career. People say that by doing this, Smith and Warner will never be treated with respect by their teammates. People also point out that senior Australian players have already said that they will not play with Warner, who is increasingly being seen as the villain of the piece.
People say that it was but the call of devil which Smith and Warner listened to, ruining their careers and perhaps the brightness in their lives. People say that forgiveness will happen with time but respect will never return.
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