Sydney, Oct 25 (ANI): Former South African cricketer Johan Botha, who is the captain of the domestic South Australian side, was reportedly 'too overcome with emotion' to relive the trauma of being labelled a cricket cheat for the third time for which he refused to speak to the media following his beating a third, doubtful bowling charge.
However, Botha had reportedly spoken earlier to an Australian newspaper that he was 'relieved personally for himself and for his team' at successfully coming out of the illegal bowling ordeal that questioned his integrity.
According to News.com.au, Botha had also tweeted 'Bowling test: 2006-check, 2009-check, 2013-check' after he passed the biomechanical analysis of his action, in which he was forced to bowl an over of off-spin then quicker ball and flicker ball variations.
However, the South Australian Cricket Association confirmed that Botha had a 'change of heart' and was too 'overcome with emotion' to relive the trauma of being labelled a cricket cheat for the third time.
The report mentioned that another report would leave Botha facing a minimum three-month ban if the umpires cite him again with just one mention in the Sheffield Shield season opener. (ANI)