Vastavam web: Actor Varun Dhawan has lent support to Australian skipper Steven Smith over the ball-tampering controversy and hopes that fans will “forgive” him for his actions.Smith, along with vice-captain David Warner, has been banned for a year for ball-tampering during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Cameron Bancroft, who was caught on camera trying to tamper the ball with a sandpaper, has been banned for nine months.Varun took to Twitter and wrote, “Watching Steven Smith apologise and look broken is very sad. I’m sure the fans will forgive him.”
“He looks beyond remorseful I hope and pray he will come out of this ordeal a better cricketer. The mental, the emotional trauma, I’m sure is bigger then any ban,” he added.