Twitter Reactions: Steve Smith steps down as Australia captain following ball tampering scandal

Steve Smith has stepped down as Australian captain for the remainder of the third Test with South Africa following the now infamous ball tampering scandal.

The incident took place on Saturday during South Africa’s second innings and the International Cricket Council has already charged Cameron Bancroft, the player at the heart of the incident which was caught on TV cameras, with Smith admitting that it was a decision taken by the “leadership group” within the team.

Vice-captain David Warner has also been stood down by Cricket Australia with Tim Paine named as the captain for the remainder of the match in Cape Town.

Here is how the fans have reacted to the move by Steve Smith and David Warner:

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