Ricky Ponting accepts there weren’t sufficient pioneers in the Australian group at the time which prompted the notorious ball-altering outrage at Newlands in March 2018.
At that point skipper Steve Smith and his representative David Warner were allowed particular one-year suspensions as far as concerns them while Cameron Bancroft was restricted for nine months for utilizing sand-paper on the outside of the ball.
Ponting expressed that pioneers in side can disapprove of such things and that Australian group needed it.
“I was somewhat stressed that with a ton of the experience leaving our group while, there would be somewhat of a void left with experienced players to have the option to state ‘no’ essentially,” Ponting was cited as saying by ESPN Cricinfo during a gathering pledges supper for the Chappell Foundation at the SCG on Tuesday.
“In the event that I take a gander at where things got at Cape Town I simply don’t think there were sufficient individuals around that group to state ‘no’ to a portion of those folks.
Things got totally crazy. That is especially an untouchable’s view on it. I didn’t have anything to do with the group truly until the most recent few years around some Twenty20 cricket and the World Cup a year ago,” he included.
Smith and Warner will fly out with the Australia squad on Friday for a constrained overs visit in the team’s first visit to the nation after the notorious outrage.
Partner Josh Hazlewood accepts the pair will be prepared for whatever South African groups toss at them.
“Steve and Dave have ticked off basically every crate since returning,” Hazlewood told journalists in Sydney on Thursday.
“It’s simply one more one of those and I don’t think it’ll bother them one piece. They most likely play better when it resembles this. It’s nothing we haven’t encountered before … we’ll be fine.”