Simon Taufel’s message to Australian cricket will touch your heart!
Former international umpire Simon Taufel, who is regarded as one of the best umpire of all time talked about the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal in an interview with Wisden.
Taufel might have retired from umpiring long ago, but the cricket world can’t forget his immense contribution and beautiful umpiring. The Australian born umpire was named the ICC umpire of the year five times in a row.
During an interview with wisden, Taufel talked about his umpiring career and the impact of the Decision Review System (DRS). But the one thing that grabbed the attention most was his message to the Australian cricket where he talked about the ball-tampering incident.
Earlier this year, three Australian players Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft was banned from international cricket after being involved in ball-tampering during a Test match against South Africa.
And Taufel, who always believed in the spirit of the game had a message for the Australian players –
“I hold the spirit of cricket close to my heart. Results come and go, but who we are and how we play really defines us. We are guardians of the game of cricket. We have to leave it in good shape for the next generation. The only way that we can do that is through adherence to the laws and to the spirit of that game.”
“That’s what I would say to Australian cricket and that’s what I would say to the global game: learn from what’s happened and use the opportunity to make the game stronger than it’s ever been before,” he concluded.
With the bans almost coming to an end, Smith and Warner will be highly inspired to come out stronger than ever if this message reaches to them.
বাংলায় পড়ুন : অস্ট্রেলিয়ান ক্রিকেটকে সাইমনের হৃদয়ছোয়া বার্তা!