Steve Smith Posts Emotional Message, Affirms To ‘Earn Back Trust’

Former Australian Captain, Steve Smith and David Warner were recently banned for a year as they were caught doing ball-tampering during the Capetown Test in March 2018.

After that match, Steve Smith was found emotional in the press conference where he sobbingly apologises for his mistake to his country and cricket fraternity. Recently he uploaded a picture with his fiancée Dani Willis and wrote, “It’s great to be back home in Australia. I have had some time away to come to terms with everything and now it’s time to get back into it. The amount of emails and letters I have received has been incredible and I have been extremely humbled by the enormous amount of support you have given me. I now have a lot to do to earn back your trust. To my Mum, Dad and Dani you have been my rock through this and I can’t thank you enough. Family is the most important thing in the world and I thank you for your love and support.”

The former Australian captain and vice-captain David Warner were both suspended for 12 months for their role in the ball tampering incident in Cape Town in March this year during the Test series against South Africa. Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft was also banned for nine months.

“To see the way my old man’s been…it hurts. I just want to say I’m sorry for the pain that I’ve brought to Australia and the fans and the public, it’s devastating and I’m truly sorry,” a gutted Smith had said.

Both Smith and Warner were also banned from playing the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.

David Warner, who was the vice-captain of the Australian team, will not be considered ever for the leadership role of the national team. Also, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft would not be picked for captaincy until a minimum of 12 months after the end of their suspensions, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a statement.

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