Smith takes to Instagram, vows to win back trust
Banned Australian player Steve Smith is eager to earn back the trust of the cricket fraternity and fans after a ball-tampering scandal had led to Cricket Australia axing him for 12 months. Smith, who was also banned from the Indian Premier League 2018, took to social media site Instagram and stated it's time to get back and thanked one and all for their support.
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.
Steven Smith and David Warner were given a 12-month ban by Cricket Australia for their involvement in the scandal in March 2018, that rocked the cricket world. He was ridiculed and criticized immensely post the incident. With some time away from the media and the limelight, the private moments with his family will give him enough faith and confidence to come back strong.
New Aussie coach Justin Langer opened the doors for the return of Smith, Warner and Cameron Bancroft, citing they are great kids and they would learn from their mistake. Smith will be hoping to play domestic cricket till his ban and runs under his belt will be a prime factor. The ICC 2019 World Cup is the tourney he would be looking forward to.