- Australian cricket fans savaged their team for cheating against South Africa
- But, as always, Twitter users saw the funny side posting countless memes
- Here we round up some of the best including numerous sandpaper mock-ups
Australian cricket fans have savaged their team for cheating against South Africa by tampering with the ball on Saturday.
But, as always, Twitter users saw the funny side, posting countless memes mocking the Aussies over the weekend.
From screenshots of sandpaper starter kits, to mock-ups of fans having their pants searched at the ground, here we round up some of the best.
After batsman Cameron Bancroft got caught hiding sticky tape down his pants to use to tamper with the ball, Twitter users joked that all Australians should be searched at the ground
This user joked that all Australian cricketers practice roughing up surfaces while fielding, just like Bancroft did with the ball
This meme joked that Steve Smith’s cheating was worse than the underarm bowling incident of 1981 in which, to ensure that New Zealand did not get the runs they needed, the Australian captain, Greg Chappell, instructed his bowler (and younger brother), Trevor Chappell, to deliver the last ball underarm, along the ground
One fan took a placed Steve Smith’s autobiography in the true crime section of a bookshop and took a picture
One Twitter user joked that India’s captain Virat Kohli was enjoying Steve Smith’s failure
One fan joked that the South African fans were baying for blood at the start of play the day after the scandal
One Twitter user joked that it was hard to find anyone more disgraceful than the Australia coach and captain
This Twitter user joked that the Australian ball polishing kits consisted of sandpaper to tamper with the ball
This canny Twitter user joked that sandpaper was often bought alongside cricket kits on Amazon
This image circulated on Twitter with the caption: ‘Cameron Bancroft’s sunglasses case’. It referred to how the batsman showed his glasses case when asked by umpires what he was hiding to tamper with the ball
One Twitter user pointed out that allegedly more than 1billion people around the world have heard about the scandal
Some Twitter users posted memes of South African players and coaches looking astonished
Others joked about what Cameron Bancroft could possibly have said to justify hiding the tape in his pants
One Twitter user joked that the Australia coach has a bag a tools ready to hand to players to tamper with the ball