Nobody in the world of cricket seems to be willing to spare the Australian cricket team, especially Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft, following the ball-tampering scandal. A boy from Wellington, New Zealand has put up a strip of sandpaper for sale on New Zealand auction site Trade Me. He urged the browsers to purchase the sandpaper with a catchy caption: “get in quick before Steve Smith buys it all up!” The item is listed on the website as ‘Australian sports tape’ and has been viewed over 470,000 times, with USD 15 being the highest of 18 bids to date. The description also states: “Not sure if this is the exact brand used by Cameron Bancroft but I’ve been assured it’ll do the same job.”

The Q & A section saw the users taking perfect dig on the Australian players. Some have termed the colour yellow as one used by cowards; some have decided to consult their ‘leadership group’ before purchasing the item. The users also trolled the Cricket Australia.

The Q & A section between the seller and the buyers Photo Courtesy: Trade Me website
The Q & A section between the seller and the buyers Photo Courtesy: Trade Me website

Not just the Kiwis but the Australians also did not spare Smith. Dymocks, a bookstore in Brisbane, Smith’s autobiography was perched in the section ‘True Crime’.

CA CEO would be up with a decision on Smith, David Warner and Bancroft by Wednesday night (Indian time). Meanwhile, Darren Lehmann has been freed from the ball-tampering scandal.