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Legends stand beside devastated Smith

Current and former cricketers have expressed their feelings for sacked Australian captain Steve Smith, who literally broke down at a press conference at the Sydney International Airport.

Legends stand beside devastated Smith

Smith and his deputy David Warner received one-year bans from Cricket Australia for ball-tampering scandal while Cameron Bancroft is banned for nine months.

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After returning to Australia, all three were sorry to the whole cricket world for their deeds. Bancroft and Smith spoke to the media. Both were emotional. Smith was broken down with his father accompanying him beside.

“I say two things, or three things. Firstly, I’m deeply sorry. I love the game of cricket, I love entertaining young kids, I love kids wanting to play the great game of cricket that I love,” Smith said.

“The two other things is that, any time you think about making a questionable decision, think about who you’re affecting, you’re affecting your parents.

“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.

“I hope in time I can earn back respect and forgiveness, I’ve been so privileged and honoured to represent my country and captain the Australian cricket team.

“Cricket is the greatest game in the world. It’s been my life, and I hope it can be again.

“I’m sorry and I’m absolutely devastated,” he concluded.

Cricket legends including Mitchell Johnson, Kevin Pietersen and Sourav Ganguly showed their support to Smith on Twitter.

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-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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