Former Australian captain, Steven Smith has come out in public ever since his emotional press conference at Sydney, to thank his family for all the love and support during these tough days for him.
Meanwhile, Smith is out of cricket, as Cricket Australia has banned him from cricket for 12 months. He along with David Warner sustained a 12 months ban while Cameron Bancroft got a ban for nine months.
Besides, Smith and Warner lost their leadership roles. While Smith can’t lead an Australian side for 12 months after the end of his ban, Warner has lost the role forever.
Smith went on a family trip in the aftermath of the saga to give himself some personal time. Moreover, he announced his arrival back in Australia and admitted it is time to get back to terms with everything.
“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,” Smith wrote on Instagram.
“The amount of e-mails 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,” he added.
Smith thanked his family for the support
The prolific run-scorer specifically thanked his family for being his support system throughout this period.
“To my Mum, Dad and Dani (his wife) 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,” Smith said.
Meanwhile, Smith was found guilty of knowing the plan “to attempt to artificially alter the condition of the ball” during the infamous Cape Town Test against South Africa in March.
Further, BCCI also banned Smith and Warner from taking part in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).