Turning the timepiece back to 10 months, it was a horrible time for Australia. There major players Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, who were the role-models for the young kids found guilty of tampering the ball. It was followed by the bans from Cricket Australia and International Cricket Council.
However, after completing the ban, Cameron Bancroft is back to the game while Warner and Smith are on the edge of concluding their bans. Meanwhile, Bancroft explained the horrible phase of his life and denied rumours of a rift in an interview as per Cricbuzz.
Bancroft, who was suspended for nine months for his part in the Newlands incident, made a successful return to the first-class cricket on Saturday, unbeaten on 73 for Western Australia at stumps on the first day.
We three stuck by each other – Cameron Bancroft
Speaking of the scenario, Bancroft quoted that all three players have stand together for the team. He explained that they learnt a lesson from the ban and would like to make a strong comeback. Further, he added that David Warner has always been there during the period of the ban.
“Yeah, I’ve spoken to Dave…I think all of us, including Dave, have been really challenged through this period of time. I know that all three of us have really stuck by each other and looked after each other well. Guess moving forward there will be great lessons for all of us, including Dave. That’s something we’ve all shared with each other and something I’ve certainly shared with Dave when we’ve communicated throughout this entire journey,” Bancroft said.
I learnt a few powerful lessons:
Cameron Bancroft quoted that he has learnt a lot of powerful lessons. He wants to explain that to the few people out there and help them inspire from it. Bancroft added that it was his sole intention to give an interview to Adam Gilchrist.
“I felt like I had some really important learnings which I really wanted to share with people, which was why I wrote my letter [to myself] and which was why I did that interview with Gilly,” Bancroft said. “There were some really powerful lessons I learned through my journey that I wanted others to connect and to share with. But if I was able to touch people through some parts of my journey, and to help them I guess break through [in] their lives, that was my sole intention for that.”
Well, Cricket Australia is desperately waiting to bring back David Warner and Steven Smith. They have been the backbone for the team and can bring a lot of balance to the side. Especially, with ICC World Cup 2019 around the corner, they are waiting for their ban to conclude.