Load of rubbish, says Graeme Smith

Aug 16, 2012, 08:08 IST | AFP

South Africa captain Graeme Smith has said suggestions his side deliberately leaked text messages from Kevin Pietersen are "the biggest load of rubbish I have heard"

Clearly, South Africa’s task is easier if England’s leading batsman is not playing but Smith, who has had plenty of run-ins with Pietersen in the past, insisted his team had not initiated the row, although the awkward question of how the texts got into the public arena remains.

Graeme Smith

“For us to be dragged into this has been disappointing,” Smith said yesterday.

“I heard (former England captain) Mike Atherton wrote a column about it saying we did it on purpose. That’s the biggest load of rubbish I have heard. I can’t believe it has got to that point.” 

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