People make mistakes but being able to admit them and take responsibility takes guts. And only a few people could actually do that. Well, in all worlds, what Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft has done in the ball-tampering episode is wrong, but their apology will move you.
Today, Steve Smith took a press conference in Sydney today to apologise to everyone after getting banned for one year from playing cricket by Australia’s cricket board. In the third test that was played a week ago in South Africa with South Africa, under the leadership of Smith and instructions from David Warner, young bowler Bancroft used sandpaper to tamper the ball.
“It was a failure of my leadership,” said Smith today, adding, “I made a serious error of judgement and I now understand the consequences. I will do everything I can to make up for my mistake and the damage it has caused”. He also added that his actions brought huge pain to his parents, to his old dad and mum. “I’m sorry for the pain I have brought to Australia and the fans and the public”, he added.
Coming to their future, the three may play cricket after nine months, but won’t be allowed to captain any team inside the country and the national team for life. It shouldn’t have happened Steve, but still, we admire the cricketer in you. Life goes on!!