Embattled Australian cricketer, Steve Smith recently posted a picture with his fiancé Dani Willis declaring a return to his home after spending much of his time overseas.
Steve Smith was banned for one-year by the Cricket Australia after he found guilty of ball-tampering during the South Africa series.
He thanked his family and friends for their support.
The caption of his image read, “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. The family is the most important thing in the world and I thank you for your love and 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.
An emotional press conference in late March saw the banned skipper take full responsibility for his actions.
He had also sent out a tweet apologizing to the fans and accepted the CA’s decision with humility.
I would give anything to have this behind me and be back representing my country. But I meant what I said about taking full responsibility as Captain of the team. I won’t be challenging the sanctions. They’ve been imposed by CA to send a strong message and I have accepted them.
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) April 4, 2018