Twenty-four years back Fanie de Villiers disassembled an Australian cricket group with a hair-raising spell of swing rocking the bowling alley. Presently he has developed as one of the key figures in uncovering the present Australian side as ball tamperers.
In January 1994, an unpracticed South African group, on their first voyage through Australia following two many years of political detachment, confronted relatively certain annihilation when Australia required only 116 hurries to win the second Test in Sydney.
Playing in simply his second Test, De Villiers took six for 43 and knocked down some pins South Africa to an unrealistic five-run triumph in a match in which they had been compelled to take after on and in which Shane Warne had taken 12 wickets for Australia.
Twenty after four years De Villiers was at Newlands as a correspondent, attempting to see how the Australians could get turn around swing on a verdant field with a ball which was still moderately new.
De Villiers revealed to Australian radio station RSN927 that he had tipped off the camera group that discovered Cameron Bancroft rubbing the ball with a bit of yellow tape which the batsman at that point endeavored to hide.
“We really said to our cameramen: ‘Go out. Observe, young men. They are utilizing something.’ It’s unthinkable for the ball to get modified like that on a cricket wicket where we knew there is a grass covering on. It’s not a Pakistani wicket where there are breaks each centimeter.
“I said before that on the off chance that they could get switch swing in the 26th, 27th, 28th over, at that point they are accomplishing something else from what every other person does.”
As indicated by De Villiers, it took the cameramen 90 minutes of seeking before they got Bancroft in the demonstration.
Bancroft conceded he froze when he saw quit for the day of himself on the extra large screen, driving him to attempt to cover the tape in his clothing, a picture appeared around the cricketing scene and recreated on sites and various daily papers.
“I was anxious about it in light of the fact that with many cameras around that is dependably the hazard,” Bancroft said when he confessed to utilizing the tape to rub against the ball.
It was just a slight misrepresentation. SuperSport TV maker Alvin Naicker said that 30 cameras were at the ground, with seven taught to take after the ball consistently, notwithstanding when it was out of play.