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Ex-Aussie cricketer digs up past, talks about David Warner’s involvement in Sandpaper gate

Ex-Aussie cricketer digs up past, talks about David Warner’s involvement in Sandpaper gate

David Warner is currently playing his final Test against Pakistan at the SCG.

Former Australia opener Simon Katich believes that David Warner will never get the ‘full respect’, due to hi involvement in the 2018 Sandpaper gate, in Cape Town. The southpaw went on to say, that despite Warner’s public apology, he has not been forgiven completely.

“I think it’s hard to say ‘full respect’ because I think there is always going to be an element of the public that didn’t like what happened, and rightfully so,” Katich told Sen Radio on Wednesday. “A lot of us couldn’t believe what the Australian team resorted to.”

Having said that, Katich said that the entire blame for the unpleasant incident should not fall on Warner alone. “But to blame him entirely for that whole episode is pretty naive. I think in time, I’ve got no doubt there will be more said about it. He took the rap along with Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith but I think, the public feel there was more to it than just those three,” said Katich.

“At the time, I think what he did was he kept his mouth shut after the initial apology and then got on with trying to go back out there and try to play as good as cricket as he possibly could. That wouldn’t have been easy to do.

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“What’s done is done but for David to be able to get back to where he got to after such an enormous event like it was in Cape Town… it was significant to think that he was able to get back and play good cricket after that event.”

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