Former Australian cricket skipper Steve Smith who has been suspended by Cricket Australia few months back, has revealed the cricketer spent four days in tears over the ball-tampering scandal that caused the suspension. Earlier, an emotional Smith had broken down in tears upon returning home from South Africa after the scandal.
The 29-year old cricketer made a rare public appearance on Monday as he was a special guest at Sydney’s Knox Grammar School’s year six and senior school assembly.
“To be honest, I probably spent four days in tears. I was really struggling mentally and I was really lucky that I had some close friends and family members that I could speak to at all hours of the day,” he said.
Smith also talked about the people who had been supportive to him during the toughest time of his career, “The people that I had supporting me through that whole time made a huge difference to the head space I am in now,” he added.
To be noted, Smith is unable to play international or first-class cricket until March 29 next year. However, he can play in overseas T20 tournaments and will play in the inaugural Global T20 tournament in Canada, beginning June 28 in Toronto as Smith was drafted by the Toronto Nationals.
–Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com