Australia captain Steven Smith, his deputy David Warner and opening batsmen Cameron Bancroft have been asked to fly back home after Cricket Australia (CA) in their inquiry found them guilty of ball tampering.
The Kiwi airline released a teasing video via Twitter on Wednesday saying that Smith could visit New Zealand's South Island "to escape the heat back home", while referring to New Zealand's use of "legal swing bowling" to dismantle England's shoddy batting line-up during the pink ball test at Eden Park.
Smith was banned for 12 months by the top Australian cricket body for tampering with the ball in a test match with South Africa in Cape Town last week.
In an attempt at ruthless cheekiness, the video trolled Australia over the ball-sandpapering scandal in South Africa that has resulted in expulsion from the squad and lengthy suspensions for Smith, vice-captain David Warner and rookie batsman / sandpaperer-in-chief Cameron Bancroft. Usually, this happens very late in the game when the ball has gone through considerable wear and tear but the illegal way which the Australian team used in Cape Town test got the ball to reverse swing in the 28 over itself.More news: BB&T Investment Services Inc. Increases Stake in NextEra Energy Inc (NEE)
Bancroft was caught on camera attempting to hide the piece of sandpaper down his trousers and the rest is history.
"Since you'll have a bit of time on your hands", Netflix posted alongside a picture of the home screen where you select which user is watching at that time. "Or How about a master class in (legal) swing bowling?"
LG have since ended their deal with Warner in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal.
While Australian cricket is in a state of disarray, our Kiwi cousins across the ditch are faring extremely well in their Test series against England - so Air New Zealand made a decision to take full advantage.More news: Viacom (VIAB) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds
How about a master class in swing bowling?
"Oh, also. It's a little cooler down south".
So it might a nice way for you to escape the heat back home.
'David [Warner] and Cameron [Bancroft] are welcome too.More news: Moscow Gives 60 US Diplomats a Week to Leave Russia