Former Australia wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist believes David Warner needs to come out really fast if he wants to clarify anything regarding the scandal as he is becoming the scapegoat of the incident.
Meanwhile, in a recent interview, Cameron Bancroft revealed that Warner asked him to tamper the ball. After the revelation, Warner has come under a lot of scrutiny from former cricketers and fans. His image and reputation have taken a massive hit after Bancroft’s admission. The incident took place during the third Test between Australia and South Africa at Cape Town, earlier this year. Following the incident, David Warner and Steven Smith received a 12-month ban while Bancroft received a nine-month ban.
Adam Gilchrist, who interviewed Bancroft, admitted that Warner should come out in public and clarify his stance.
“There’s no doubt David Warner would be feeling so isolated right now,” Gilchrist told Cricket 360. “I would encourage Dave to come out wherever and just be honest and as open as you need to be to get back to playing cricket,” he added.
Bancroft had maintained that he takes full responsibility for his actions as he had the option of not doing it. He went ahead and tampered with the ball to fit into the squad.
“Dave [Warner] suggested to me to carry the action out on the ball given the situation we were in in the game and I didn’t know any better,” Bancroft said to Fox Sports.
“I take no other responsibility but the responsibility I have on myself and my own actions because I am not a victim. I had a choice and I made a massive mistake and that is what is in my control,” he concluded.