An Australian radio host has expressed his country's shame and embarrassment over this weekend's ball tampering scandal at Newlands.
The incident was caught on camera on Saturday during the 3rd day of the third test between South Africa and Australia.
According to Triple M's Luke Bradnam, it has been an awful 48 hours for Australia.
It is almost like there's been a death and the death is that we no longer can hold ourselves to be a barometer of fairness in sporting circles around the world - something we thought we always were...— Luke Bradnam, Australian radio presenter
Bradman says he has received a lot of calls from listeners to his radio show, expressing their anger and the shame the cricket team has brought on the country.
With the last 24 hours we're starting to see a slight turn. We're getting about 100% of the people saying we've got to get rid of Smith, get rid of the entire leadership team, in fact Darren Lehmann has to go - that was the sentiment...— Luke Bradnam, Australian radio presenter
But now we are seeing people turning and saying wait a minute, we have seen ball tampering before and by no means has anyone, in the history of cricket, had to lose their livelihood because of this.— Luke Bradnam, Australian radio presenter
We as a nation now, we've said that we don't care if cricketers from around the world are tampering with the ball, we don't want to do it. We would rather lose than win unfairly and be labeled as cheaters, it is horribly embarrassing for us.— Luke Bradnam, Australian radio presenter
Listen to the rest of the conversation with Luke Bradnam below:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Australia: It has been an awful 48 hours, we are embarrassed!