I hope I am wrong. But I believe that this example of absolutely egregious and totally stupid cheating by our national cricket team, captained by the (sic) new Bradman, is going to have an adverse impact on all our international sports. I have never been so ashamed to be an Australian sports fan. The underarm incident had one saving grace: it was done on the spur of the moment. This despicable act appears to have been hatched at the highest levels of the team, and with the coach's cognisance. It does not get any worse, short of actual murder on the field. Can you imagine the crowd reaction the next time any Australian rugby team takes the field against a South African, or New Zealand side? And we will deserve everything that is said. We have no defence. We are national cheats, plain and simple.