Darren Lehmann has revealed he remains emotionally damaged by the ball-tampering scandal that surrounded Australia’s tour of South Africa.
The scandal resulted in year-long bans for former captain Steve Smith and his vice-captain David Warner, with batsman Cameron Bancroft suspended for nine months.
Lehmann, who is set for a commentary stint with a local radio station after coaching at Cricket Australia’s ‘Centre of Excellence’ academy in Brisbane, said his former employers could have done more to support him. “For me, it was okay. It was a tough time and you had bad days and good days and I’m sure all those other three blokes had worse days,” he said. “You just hope they get the right help, everyone gets the right help when they need it. There could have been more help but they certainly didn’t just leave us hanging either,” he added.