Symcox: 'Put Smith on a plane out of here, Cricket Australia'

As the ball-tampering issue rocked Australian team, the cricketing fraternity appeared divided. “The Captain of Australia admits to cheating... put him on a plane out of here Cricket Australia. Your Legacy deserves better," former South Africa cricketer, Pat Symcox, wrote on Twitter.

Australia captain Steve Smith has drawn flak for his act.   -  Getty Images

As the ball-tampering issue rocked Australian team, the cricketing fraternity appeared divided. “The Captain of Australia admits to cheating... put him on a plane out of here Cricket Australia. Your Legacy deserves better," former South Africa cricketer, Pat Symcox, wrote on Twitter.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain said, “This was a pre-meditated attempt by the Australian team to cheat.”

Shane Warne, the former Australia spinner, was concerned about Cameron Bancroft. "I feel a bit for Cameron Bancroft because I don't think he's taken it upon himself to do something and put it in his pocket. Who's told him to do that? It's important to find out that. I think we've got to get to the bottom of why that has happened and what was it. You've got to own up. You've been caught, you've got to own up and say what was it you were hiding. You can't have that in the game.”

“In my opinion he has tampered with the ball, and used an object to do that. Clearly he's hiding something away from the umpires and when they approach him he pulls something outside of his pocket," South Africa's former captain Graeme Smith said on TV commentary.