Saurav Ganguly backed Steve Smith on ball tampering

Vastavam web: Former India skipper Saurav Ganguly today backed Steve Smith, saying he sympathised with the former Australian captain and believed that whatever happened in the Cape Town Test was not cheating.I sympathise with Steve Smith, he is a fantastic player and hopefully he will come back and keep scoring runs for Australia. Because I don’t think it’s cheating, actually I don’t believe it is cheating, an outspoken Ganguly said after launching a book titled ‘A Century is Not Enough’.

I just wish them (Smith, Warner and Bancroft) luck and hopefully they come back and play well. It’s not right to call it cheating, and I wish them luck, and come back and (play) well, Ganguly later told reporters.Smith today said that he won’t challenge the ban imposed by CA.Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and India player Rohit Sharma were also present on the occasion.