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Donald Trump might be in hot water for blabbing state secrets to the Russians, but it’s peanuts compared to Aussie cricket captain Steve Smith’s high treason.
With the Ashes just a few short months away, squashed-face Smith has been giving tips to England talisman Ben Stokes with the pair apparently becoming best buds during their time together at Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier League.
“I remember doing a batting session with some power hitting towards the end where the guy who I will actually be playing against in the Ashes (Smith) was helping me, which is something that you would never be able to fathom when you are playing against each other,” said Stokes. “From the hype around England against Australia, then playing with him … it was really good actually.”
But is it all a double bluff from Smith, who could be offering dodgy tips instead of match-winning advice? “It would be a good tactic if he wasn’t!” laughed Stokes while being clean bowled by Pat Cummins.