Steve Smith has issued a personal apology to channel nine news presenter Deborah Knight for disappointing her son over the ball-tampering scandal.
Amid all the chaos that has surrounded the Australian Cricket team lately, Smith’s gesture deserves appreciation.
Deborah Knight tweeted on Thursday, saying that she had spent 20 minutes consoling her 9-year old son, Darcy, who like many cricket fans felt devastated to watch their favourite cricketer Steve Smith cry.
Just spent 20 minutes consoling my crying 9 year old who is a major Steve Smith fan after he watched the press conference. Encouraging him and all kids to write Steve a letter telling him how much you love and admire him.
— deborah knight (@deborah_knight) March 29, 2018
“Darcy couldn’t understand why he did what he did and why he got punished when he wasn’t the one who did ball tampering,” Knight quoted in an interview.
“The fact that he is reaching out to people speaks volume,” she added.
The entire cricket fraternity was in grave shock after watching the ball-tampering scandal which broke out during the third Test in Cape Town but now the mood is more forgiving.
She also posted a tweet to clarify that it wasn’t part of PR campaign but a personal note to let people know about Smith’s gesture.
To be clear – @stevesmith49 did not ask to have his message to my son made public. It is not part of a PR campaign. I perhaps should have left it as a personal note but I thought gave some insight into the man that Steve is and I did run it past him to make sure he was Ok with it
— deborah knight (@deborah_knight) March 30, 2018