The behaviour by the Australians on and off the field goes beyond merely an apology. Tim Paine will have a lot to answer for than just apologize to Ravichandran Ashwin because some promises have been broken.In the dark days following the humiliating ball-tampering scandal of the Cape Town Test in 2018, Tim Paine took over the captaincy from Steve Smith, who along with David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, was subjected to serve time bans from the game. In that light, under Justin Langer’s coaching and Paine’s leadership, it was reiterated that Australia would deviate from their past bullying ways and underhand sledging in the name of mental disintegration to play the game hard but fair.
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