Australian cricket captain Steve Smith was the subject of a potential ball tampering scandal after it appeared that he was rubbing lip balm from his lips and then onto the ball.
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) January 21, 2018
The video footage during Australia’s third ODI (one day international) against England looks like damning evidence, however Smith denies the accusation and said that is the way he gets saliva from his mouth.
Steve Smith quashes suggestions he used lip balm to shine the ball. pic.twitter.com/xIRHopzyLI
— Rory Dollard (@thervd) January 21, 2018