Cricket fraternity reacts to a tearful Steve Smith press conference

Steve Smith was sacked as Rajasthan Royals captain and suspended from IPL 2018.

Steve Smith was inconsolable during the press conference | AP

Finally, things came to a standstill, as a tearful and inconsolable Steve Smith faced upto the press after his disgraceful return from South Africa, after the ball-tampering scandal in the Cape Town Test.

Steve Smith and David Warner copped a year ban, and Cameron Bancroft received a nine month ban in the aftermath of Bancroft being caught on camera altering the condition of the ball using sandpaper. It was later revealed that Warner was the one to come up with the idea to alter the condition of the ball and Bancroft agreed to do the dirty deed.

Steve Smith tearfully asked for forgiveness from the Australian people. "I want to, as captain of the Australian cricket team, I take full responsibility," he said. "I made a serious error in judgement. It was a failure of leadership, my leadership.

"I know I’ll regret this for the rest of my life. I’m absolutely gutted," he said.

Cricket fraternity followed the press conference of Steve Smith reacted on Twitter, with regards to the apology.

Here are some tweets:

 


By Jatin Sharma - 29 Mar, 2018

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