India, Sept. 11 -- Australia cricketer Peter Siddle hit out at former England fast-bowler Steve Harmison after the latter stated Steve Smith will forever be branded as a cheat despite his surreal performances on the field. Harmison was referring to the infamous ball-tampering scandal that saw Smith and David Warner banned from the game from 12 months and Cameron Bancroft suspended for nine months. Harmison believes that irrespective of what Smith achieved on the field, the cricketing world would always remember him as a cheat.

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"I don't think you can forgive him. When you're known as a cheat - and he is, I'm not going to sugar-coat it - that's on your CV...