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Twitter reactions over Steve smith emotional conference

Twitter reactions over Steve smith emotional conference
Written by Abhishek Lohia

An emotional Steve Smith broke down regularly as he took full responsibility for the ball-tampering scandal. Smith said he is simply gutted right now and would regret the incident for the rest of his life. “To all of my team-mates, to fans of cricket all over the world and to all Australians who are frustrated and angry. I’m sorry,” a tearful Smith said in a five-minute press conference after being sent home in shame from South Africa.

Former Australia captain Steve Smith broke down in tears as he apologised for his part in the ball-tampering scandal. Cricket Australia has banned Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for the incident in the third Test against South Africa. “It was a breakdown of my leadership,” said the 28-year-old at a news conference in Sydney. Bancroft and Warner have also confessed to their actions. Smith added: “I am deeply sorry, I love the game of cricket, I love kids aspiring to play the game of cricket that I love. “Any time you think about making a hypothetical decision, think about affecting your parents.

Bancroft spoke to the media and said: “It’s something I will grieve for the rest of my life. I feel like I’ve let everyone fluff in Australia.” The 25-year-old, Bancroft who was playing in just his eighth Test, endured a nine-month ban from international cricket after it was announced he used sandpaper to damage the ball during the third Test against South Africa. He had initially claimed he used tape after the incident was caught on camera.

“I lied. I lied about the sandpaper,” Bancroft said. “I panicked in that situation, and I’m very sorry. I feel like I’ve let everyone down in Australia.” Smith admitted that the Aussie “leadership group” had devised a method to tamper with the ball, and Cricket Australia’s investigation found Warner instructed Bancroft how to carry it out.

Here are the twitter reactions after press release:

 

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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