Steve Smith says David Warner's lifetime leadership ban is incorrect . Warner has given up on captaincy ambitions after being banned for life .
Steve Smith, Australia's stand-in skipper, has referred to David Warner's lifetime leadership ban as completely incorrect, and hopes that the star opener recovers after a week of turmoil that saw him give up on his captaincy ambitions for good.Warner withdrawn his bid to overturn his lifetime captaincy ban on Wednesday, saying that the review panel expected him to go through public lynching and that he isn't going to allow his family to be the washing machine for crickets dirty laundry.After Cameron Bancroft was caught putting sandpaper to the ball during a Test match in South Africa in 2018, Warner was sentenced to life.Bancroft was stripped of captaincy for a year, according to Smith, who led Australia to a 419-run victory over the West Indies here in the absence of an injured Pat Cummins.It has been a bumpy week for him, and it has been a tough week.Davey has been more of a distraction, as he is obviously going through it himself.David has said he's done and fixed and can go about it.He's got our full support.We hope he can have a really big series against South Africa off the bat. Smith said that being able to put pressure on bowlers from the start helps everyone down the order.His resume indicates that he has been an outstanding player for a long time.There is no reason why he cant produce a big series for us this week.He's batting good. A lot of the time, when you're scoring runs, you need some luck.For me, it's in his body language.He's a lot more positive and just in a good mood.He said that when he went out to bat he was in a good mood and that his feet were moving were really sharp.