Make Steve Smith captain again? On what grounds? He repented? It is irrelevant. He showed in the Sth Africa tour that the job was way beyond him. The best player isn’t always the best captain.
Yes we all make mistakes, but to turn a blind eye to cheating only proves that he doesn’t deserve another chance. Would you want a doctor to operate on you whose last 10 patients died under his scalpel?
Yet The Guardian‘s Russel Cunningham makes the argument that he didn’t break the law and the team has lost its “mongrel mojo” without him at the helm. Really? Under Tim Paine and Adam Finch the performances seem pretty decent. Not worthy of dumping either of them. Coach Justin Langer is doing a splendid job reshaping the side.
Steve Smith should never captain Australia again. What message do we send to aspiring kids? It’s ok little Johnny if you cheat. You’ll be forgiven. To make Smith captain of Australia again would take us back to the attitudes perpetrated by the previous board. No thanks.