Former Australia captain Alan Border has stated that he has softened his stand on Steve Smith and now feels Smith was treated harshly for his role in the Sandpapergate controversy. Border told the media on Tuesday, “Yes, it will be a discussion (to make Smith captain if Australia loses).”
He said, ‘I must admit that I have softened my stance on Steve Smith and his future captaincy. Initially I thought I was worried if you would like to bring Sandpapergate Wichad again after Steve Smith was made Australia’s captain.
Talking about the discussion about Smith in the media, he said, ‘It was discussed in the media that he should not be captain again. Do you need it (People said) Steve Smith plays and scores. ‘
Border said there are no clear options to replace Australian batting. He said, ‘But after thinking about it a bit in recent times, I think maybe he should behave harshly for his actual role. But I think he has taken his time. ‘