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Steve Smith was 'rude to his players' - James Taylor

Former England batsman James Taylor says former Australia captain Steve Smith's style 'was pretty ruthless'.

Speaking to 5 live Sport's Eleanor Oldroyd, Taylor revealed: "He was pretty ruthless; rude to his players and certainly to the umpires at times, when I was playing against them.

"It’s very surprising, but they certainly… Darren Lehmann always talks about headbutting that line, but they always take it that step further."

Smith and former vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have been banned by Cricket Australia for a ball tampering incident in the third Test against South Africa.

This clip is originally from 5 live Sport on Thursday, 29 March 2018.

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