I hope I can earn back respect: Smith
Melbourne, May 4 (CRICKETNMORE) - Disgraced former Australia captain Steve Smith on Friday thanked people for their support during the wretched time off the field, stating it is "time to get back into it".
In an Instagram post which had a picture of Smith with his fiancee Dani Willis and their dog Charlie, the right-hander, accused of ball tampering and serving a one-year ban, wrote: "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."In the third Test against South Africa, Smith and vice-captain David Warner had cheated in an effort to gain reverse swing by tampering with the ball.