Comedian Jason Byrne mocks Australian ball-tampering scandal on The Sunday ...

Last week, Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft, 25, was caught rubbing sandpaper on a ball to gain an unfair advantage during a Test against South Africa. 

And tonight on The Sunday Project, Irish comedian Jason Byrne mocked the ball-tampering scandal in spectacular

On Sunday, the 46-year-old comic derailed his interview by performing a comedy routine on national television, rubbing a variety of different-sized balls with sandpaper. 

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'Even the Irish wouldn't have done that': Comedian Jason Byrne mocks Australian ball-tampering scandal on The Sunday Project

'Even the Irish wouldn't have done that': Comedian Jason Byrne mocks Australian ball-tampering scandal on The Sunday Project

First, the Irish radio host gathered his props (he had hidden in his jackets pockets)  which included a brown piece of sandpaper and a yellow tennis ball.

Then he proceeded to feverishly rub the ball with the abrasive cloth in front of the Network Ten panelists. 

The Project hosts and live audience erupted into hysterical fits of laughter until host, Lisa Wilkinson jumped in and said: 'You're not allowed to do that, you know!'

Howzat! Then he proceeded to feverishly rub the ball with the abrasive cloth in front of the Network Ten panelists

Howzat! Then he proceeded to feverishly rub the ball with the abrasive cloth in front of the Network Ten panelists

Lisa added, 'You'll get into trouble for that!' 

The funnyman ignored the former Today show hosts advice and continued to rub the tennis ball in front of the panelists.

Just when it seemed like Jason was about to end his on-air stunt, he reached under The Project desk and produced a bigger, more robust ball to rub. 

He's got balls: Just when it seemed like Jason was about to end his on-air stunt, he reached under The Project desk and produced a bigger, more robust ball to rub.

He's got balls: Just when it seemed like Jason was about to end his on-air stunt, he reached under The Project desk and produced a bigger, more robust ball to rub.

'Aw, rude': The Project regular, Meshel Laurie was quick to share her thoughts on Jason's ball-tampering stunt

'Aw, rude': The Project regular, Meshel Laurie was quick to share her thoughts on Jason's ball-tampering stunt

The Project hosts looked on in sheer amusement as Jason started to vigorously abrade a Basketball with the same piece of sandpaper.   

Soon after, The Project panelist, Meshel Laurie piped-up and exclaimed: 'Aw, rude'.

However, Jason's stunt was far from over, as seconds later he reached under the panel desk again to reveal a yellow football.    

Ballsy: Yet again, Jason began to rub the ball in front of the live audience, seemingly blissfully unaware of the magnitude of his controversial gag

Ballsy: Yet again, Jason began to rub the ball in front of the live audience, seemingly blissfully unaware of the

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