Steve Smith will always be remembered as a 'cheat'

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Steve Smith will always be remembered as a 'cheat'
Steve Smith will always be remembered as a 'cheat'

New Delhi : Steve Smith played like a star as Australia retained the Ashes by outclassing the hosts England in the fourth Test at Old Trafford. 18-month after the ball tampering case which almost took his career out of his hands, Steve Smith proved once again why he is one of the most important players in the Australian team.

Even when he played beautiful knock in the Ashes, former fast bowler Steve Harmison was busy slating the Australian for his past transgressions.

Slamming Steve Smith, Steve Harmison claimed that no matter how good he plays now, he will always be remembered as a "cheat".

"I don't think you can forgive him," Harmison was quoted as saying by talkSPORT.

"When you're known as a cheat – and he is, I'm not going to sugar-coat it – that's on your CV. You're marked and you take it to the grave.

"Whatever Steve Smith does, he'll always be remembered for what happened in South Africa," said the 40-year-old, who after retiring from cricket even tried his hand at football management.

"That's something he's got to live with. I can't see anyone's opinion changing on Smith, Bancroft, or Warner – because they've tarnished the game."