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Let's launch our spin attack from the moral high ground

01 April 2018 - 00:00 By peter bruce

South Africans cheering the current humiliation of the visiting Australian cricket team should begin to temper their joy. For a start, the test series is not yet won. Second, we will one day have to tour Australia.
Life is difficult for an adult at the best of times. When you're still basically a kid and representing your country at the top level of sport and you're far from home and you get into trouble it must be the loneliest thing to be.
Yes, what the Australian captain, Steve Smith, allowed to happen in the third test in Cape Town was disgraceful. He has been swiftly and thoroughly punished. That is how you deal with crises of integrity.
But the jostling and jeering of Smith at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday as he was escorted to a flight home was almost as disgraceful as the ball tampering in Cape Town. We don't treat visitors like that. If we do we must expect the same when we travel...

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