Steve Smith the captain of Australia Cricket Team and Number 1 Test batsmen who has recently been accused for Ball Tampering incident, broke down in tears at a press conference after arriving Australia. The ball tampering incident happened during South Africa vs Australia 3rd Test match in Cape Town. Smith, Bancroft and Warner were found guilty for the incident and were suspended from playing cricket. Steve Smith and David Warner are banned from playing cricket for 1 year and Cameron Bancroft is banned for 9 month from playing cricket.
After arriving to Australia, Smith attended a press conference where he broke down in tears and speaks out his emotion for the love of country, fans & supporters and for the spirit of Cricket.
Steve Smith Statement at a press conference
To all of my teammates, to fans of cricket all over the world and to all Australians who are disappointed and angry.
What happened in Cape Town has already been laid out by Cricket Australia (CA).
Tonight I want to make it clear as captain of the Australian cricket team, I take full responsibility.
I made a serious error of judgement and I now understand the consequences. It was a failure of leadership, on my leadership. I’ll do everything I can to make up for my mistake and the damage it’s caused.
If any good can come from this, if it can be a lesson to others, then I hope I can be a force for change.
“I know I will regret this for the rest of my life. I’m absolutely gutted. I hope in time I can earn back respect and forgiveness.”
To see the way my old man’s been and my mum, it hurts.
I want to say I’m sorry and the pain I’ve brought to Australia and the fans and the public, it’s devastating and I’m truly sorry.
I’m deeply sorry. I love the game of cricket … I love entertaining young kids … I love kids wanting to play the great game of cricket that I love.
Steve Smith and David Warner are also banned from playing the 11th edition of Indian Premier League. What happened in Cape Town was a real shame for the game of cricket. We hope that as time will pass Steve Smith will regain his spirit and make a come back in Australia Cricket.