David Warner Australian opener on Thursday apologised to fans and said he took responsibility for his part in a ball-tampering scandal that has shocked the cricketing world.
“Mistakes have been made which have damaged cricket,” he said on Instagram in breaking his silence on the incident in the third Test against South Africa last weekend.
“I apologise for my part and take responsibility for it.”
David Warner had earlier stepped down as captain of Indian Premier league team Sunrisers Hyderabad after he was handed a lifetime leadership ban by Cricket Australia.
Steve Smith and David Warner, the disgraced captain and vice-captain of the Australian cricket team, were banished from cricket for 12 months. Cameron Bancroft, whose ball-tampering tactics during the Cape Town Test were exposed by TV cameras, was handed a nine-month suspension. All players can challenge their bans.>